El Desencanto (The Disenchantment)

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Run Time: 97 min.

Join us for a special one night screening of the Spanish cult classic El Desencanto. The film will be screened and followed by a talk with visiting author Aaron Shulman of the new book, The Age of Disenchantments.

El Desencanto (The Disenchantment ) is a 1976 Spanish documentary film written and directed by Jaime Chávarri about the family of famous poetry writer Leopoldo Panero. It tells the story of the Panero’s family told by themselves twelve years after the death of patriarch Leopoldo Panero, poet of Francoist Spain. The documentary is based on the testimony of the remaining four members: the poet’s widow, Felicidad Blanc, and the couple’s three sons: Juan Luis, Leopoldo Maria and Michi.  In their intertwined testimonies, they deal with family relations, the weight of their share past and about themselves.