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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)

Thu, 2012-10-04 18:00 - 20:00

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.

Synopsis:
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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