The Motorcycle Diaries

Dir: Walter Salles
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro
126mins   2004   Argentina | USA | Chile | Peru | Brazil | UK | Germany | France   15   Spanish    Subtitled   

On a break before his last semester of medical school, Ernesto "Che" Guevara travels with his friend Alberto Granado from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle. The two men soon witness the great disparities in South America, encountering poor peasants and observing the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he sides with the sufferers, forgetting his own comfort.

'Travelogue, biography, tender portrait of friendship - the film is strong in all these areas, but excels in fusing them into an affecting whole' - Alan Morrison, Empire

This film is being screened in conjunction with Lewes U3A as part of our U3A Spanish season.


Fri 8 February