FILM - OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS - NOVEMBER 27TH.
OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS
The most successful Spanish film of all time at the box office, we in Sligo Spanish Society are pleased to present Ocho Apellidos Vascos - Eight Basque Surnames.
A comedy in Spanish, with English subtitles, the story revolves around Rafa, from
Seville in the south of , who is only interested in meeting women and living the good life. One day, everything changes, when he meets Amaia, a Basque girl from the north, and the first woman to resist his charms. Spain
Rafa, determined to conquer her, travels to her village in the Basque country in the north. There, ready to do what it takes to win Amaia, he even passes himself off as a real Basque in order to win the approval of his prospective father-in-law.
The comedy and the plot of Ocho Apellidos Vascos revolve around the cultural differences between the different regions of
, between Andalucía in the south, with its sun, flamenco, and fierce pride in its traditions, and the Basque Country in the north, independent-minded, with its own language, suspicious of those in the south. Spain
The film can be seen on Thursday November 27th, 2014, at 7.30 pm in the
Yeats Building, Sligo. Admittance is €5, or €3 for students or the unemployed. As usual, included in the price is a wine and tapas reception afterwards.
Nosotros en Sligo Spanish Society, tenemos el placer de presentar la película española más taquillera de la historia, Ocho Apellidos Vascos.
Rafa, andaluz de pura cepa, nunca ha tenido que salir de su querida Sevilla para conseguir lo que más le importa en la vida: el fino, la gomina y las mujeres. Hasta que un día todo cambia cuando aparece la primera mujer que se resiste a sus encantos: Amaia, una vasca. Rafa, decidido a conquistarla, viaja hasta un pueblo de Euskadi. Allí, para conseguir a Amaia hará lo que haga falta, hasta hacerse pasar por vasco.