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Films Across Borders: Stories of Women “The Eternal Feminine”

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Join NYU Washington, D.C. and the Mexican Cultural Institute in the screening of, “The Eternal Feminine" with Filmmaker Natalia Beristain. This screening is part of the film festival, Films Across Borders: Stories of Women. Natalia Beristain will present the film and participate in the Q&A session after the screening.

Films Across Borders: Stories of Women showcases inspiring stories of courage, hope, and determination, as international voices and perspectives are portrayed via dramatic features, documentaries and shorts. Despite tremendous challenges, immigrants and refugees are often able to overcome and even prosper beyond the obstacles they face.

Discover the provocative tales of those who strike out for a new life –facing uncertainty, deprivation, and new and often confusing cultures and dangers– as their determination and a longing for a more peaceful life or in some cases, reunion with beloved family members, propel them to migrate.

The film will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Thursday, November 15

6 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Screening
Followed by Q&A
8:30 PM Reception

Abramson Family Auditorium
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, D.C.


Natalia Beristain, Filmmaker/Director/Screenwriter

Natalia Beristain, Filmmaker

Natalia Beristain (Mexico City, 1981) graduated cum laude in 2008 from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, with film direction as her concentration. Her short film Péces Plátano (Banana Fish) was awarded the Best Mexican Short Film in the 5th International Film Festival of Morelia, and in 2008 screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Official Selection of the Critic’s Week. 

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The Eternal Feminine Synopsis: Rosario Castellanos is an introverted university student who doesn't seem to belong to her time. In the early 1950s in Mexico City, she is fighting to have voice heard in a society run by men. She is about to become one of the biggest female writers in Mexican literature, but her tumultuous love story with Ricardo Guerra will manifest her fragility and contradictions. At the peak of her career and her marriage, she will ignite a discussion that will mark a turning point in her life.


Films Across Borders: Stories of Women includes films from the Mexican Cultural Institute's partners at American University, American Film Institute, The National Gallery, The Immigration Film Festival, the Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of France, SPAIN arts and culture, and the Embassy of Sweden.