10th Anniversary of the Marriage Equality Law in Spain
A special screening of the film For 80 Days to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the same-sex marriage law in Spain.
This month will mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Spain. Spain was the third country in the world to take this step, after Belgium and the Netherlands. To celebrate this milestone, the Consulate General of Spain in Washington, D.C. and SPAIN arts & culture invite you to a special screening of the film For 80 Days (80 Egunean). Before the screening, a presentation on Spain’s same-sex marriage law will be held by the Justice Counselor of the Embassy of Spain, Mr. Jorge Carrera, introduced by the Consul General of Spain, Mr. Enrique Sardá.
For 80 Days (80 Egunean)
- Directed by José Marí Goenaga & Jon Garaño.
- Spain, 2010, 105 minutes.
Forbidden to develop their budding passion, childhood girlfriends Axun (Itziar Aizpuru) and Maite (Mariasun Pagoaga) embarked on very different paths in life. Fifty years later, the women are reunited and given another chance to explore their unrequited love. This touching story of illicit desire is handled with warmth, delicacy and humor by Basque directors Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga; with stirring performances by Aizpuru and Pagoaga, whose onscreen chemistry brings this love story to life (AFI Silver). Film Commission Award, 2010 San Sebastian Film Festival; Official Selection, 2010 Karlovy Vary and London Film Festivals.
The film will be screened in Basque with English subtitles. After the screening, a glass of Spanish wine will be offered to the attendees.