Global Lens Film Series: Fat, Bald, Short Man

Thursday, October 4, 2012

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Fat, Bald, Short Man  

Directed by Carlos Osuna 
Spanish, with subtitles in English
Colombia, 2011, 97 minutes

The prospects for a lonely middle-aged notary unexpectedly change after he joins a selfimprovement group and his charismatic new boss—and strangely affable doppelgänger—takes an interest in his life.

Lonesome, middle-aged virgin Antonio Farfán is picked on and ridiculed as a matter of course, whether by coworkers or his bullying mooch of a brother (who only calls when he needs money). An employee at a notary office, his status improves a bit when his new boss—and strangely affable doppelgänger—takes an interest in him. But Farfán’s deep-seated shyness and insecurity are only partly assuaged. And when he joins a self-improvement group, he slowly confirms what the undulating lines of this sly, involving rotoscope story suggest: everything is in motion, and change is inevitable. The question becomes what use one makes of it.

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