Bienvenido Mr. Marshall

Screening on Film
Directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga.
With José Isbert, Lolita Sevilla, Alberto Romea.
Spain, 1953, 35mm, color, 95 min.

In an attempt to draw financial interest from American tourists, the townspeople of a small Castilian community organize an outlandish celebration which masks the harsh realities of their everyday life. Berlanga offers an angry yet humorous response to the failed policies of the Marshall Plan, which excluded Spain from its funding programs.

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