Events and Conferences

Mexican Films Festival 2015

The Faculty of Arts, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures, and the Consulate of Mexico in Calgary, will be featuring three films at Mount Royal University.

Arts_Spanish_MexicanFilmFest15_EspiralEspiral (2009)Tues. Nov. 17, 2015
6:15 p.m.
Admission is free.
No RSVP or tickets required.
Refreshments will be served.

Moot Court, EA 1031
Faculty of Arts Building, Mount Royal University

Santiago and Macario long to support their respective families, but find it difficult to do so living in a dead-end town. Convinced they would be more useful to their families if they were making money in the U.S., the two men take flight while vowing to return for them once they’ve found a way to earn a respectable living. Years later, that day has finally come. When Santiago and Macairo returned to their loved ones, they quickly discover that reclaiming the past will be a difficult endeavor since their wives have become accustomed to fighting for survival.

Director: Jorge Pérez Solano

Cast: Iazúa Larios, Xochiquetzal Rodríguez, Mayra Sérbulo, Ángeles Cruz

Arts_Spanish_MexicanFilmFest15_EstudianteEl estudiante (2009)Wed. Nov. 18, 2015
6:45 p.m.
Admission is free. No RSVP or tickets required.

Room Y222
Lincoln Park Campus, Mount Royal University


After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70-year old man decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the local university, where he stumbles upon a new generation. They are all subsequently bound together by the legendary Spanish novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Director: Gerardo Barroso Alcalá, Lisa Tillinger

Cast: Jorge Lavat, Norma Lazareno, Jose Carlos Ruiz

Arts_Spanish_MexicanFilmFest15_MJanovicLa guerra de Manuela Jankovic (2014)Thur. Nov. 19, 2015
6:45 p.m.
Admission is free. No RSVP or tickets required.

Room Y222
Lincoln Park Campus, Mount Royal University


Manuela is a cook. She lives with her grandmother, a Serbian immigrant who arrived in Mexico escaping from World War II. Thousands of kilometers away, the Balkan conflict starts. The two women live in a state of madness, reproducing their own battles in this place of the world.

Director: Diana Cardozo

Cast: Karina Gidi, Mima Vukovic Kuric, Carlos Corona, Kristyan Ferrer, José Caballero