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Spanish and Portuguese Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Spanish Titles Q-S

Spanish Titles Q-S

Quinceañ̃era
"On the evening before Magdalena's 15th birthday, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Forced to leave her house, she finds a new family with her uncle and gay cousin."

The Red Squirrel
"Jota, a musician with a career in decline and a romantic life in shambles, is on the verge of ending his life by jumping from a bridge when a mysterious figure on a motorcycle comes roaring into his life. Rushing to aid the injured cyclist, Jota discovers the driver is a beautiful young woman who's lost her memory in the crash. Seeing an opportunity to start a new life, Jota creates a fictional backstory for Sofia, the amnesia victim whom he now calls Lisa, claiming that they are a couple."

Redes
"This vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a living by fishing on the Gulf of Mexico (mostly played by real-life fishermen), one worker's terrible loss instigates a political awakening among him and his fellow laborers"

Rudo y Cursi
"From the rural banana plantation where they play soccer for the village team to the big city stadiums, two brothers have become rivals and battle each other on opposing sides. When a talent scout gets stranded in their tiny town, brothers Beto and Tato are discovered. They are whisked away to Mexico City to play for the big leagues where they quickly achieve fame. Beto is nicknamed 'Rudo' for his hotheaded goalkeeper style and Tato is called 'Cursi' for his peculiar scoring technique. Success leads to excess. Rudo descends into a quagmire of gambling debt and drug abuse. Cursi is distracted by beautiful women and a second career as a pop singer. Having come so far, will the siblings remember their original goal to build a home for their mother."

Santa & Andreas
"In 1983, in the rural mountain region of Eastern Cuba, Andrés - a noncompliant gay writer - resides after being blacklisted by the government for having 'ideological problem'. After a major event occurs, the government decides someone reliable must be appointed to watch over him, to make sure he does not get out and make any public political statements. Santa a country girl who works on a farm - is assigned to the task. For three days in a row, Santa will sit in front of Andrés' hut and keep watch over him. Santa and Andrés are as close as it gets to being true opposites, and are not meant to like each other. However, they soon find that they have more things in common than they expected."

Secrets of the Heart = Secretos del corazón
"Over the course of a summer vacation, a young boy searches for the answers to a number of puzzling family mysteries. Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan, this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead."

7 Boxes
"A seventeen year old wheelbarrow leader dream of becoming famous receives an unusual proposal to carry seven boxes of unknown content in exchange for a torn half of a $100 bill. Embarking on the journey seemed easy, but things get complicated along the way."

El 7° Día
"In an isolated village in Extremadura (Spain), the Jiménez and Fuentes families have a violent history of land disputes, jealousy, envy, and violence. The matriarch of one of two feuding clans presses her family to avenge real and imagined injustices. Based on events which took place in Puerto Hurraco, a village in Benquerencia de la Serena municipality in the Province of Badajoz, Spain on August 26, 1990."

Sin nombre
"A teenage Honduran girl forms an unlikely friendship with a Mexican gang member who is helping to smuggle her family into the United States."

Sugar
"Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it."