Summer movies

Summer’s here and right now that means movie catch-up. I have a long list of films to see, especially since I can’t remember the last time I went to the movie theater!

Before my three movie recommendations, a question: Do you know a student who is studying Spanish? If so, tell them about SpanishDict’s “Beca Traductor”. This is a chance to win $1,000 by describing an experience in which you had to translate from Spanish to English, or vice-versa. Good luck to all the students who enter!

Now, on to the movies…


De jueves a domingo follows two kids and their parents on a road trip in the north of Chile. The long drive and time in the car brings difficult family dynamics to light.

Lake Tahoe will pull at your heartstrings. The film tells the story of a boy living in a small Mexican town who is coming to terms with death and loss.

Volver is one of my favorite Pedro Almodóvar movies. It stars Penelope Cruz as a woman who returns with her sister and daughter to her hometown, revisiting the past and also being visited by ghosts. There’s also a dead guy in a restaurant fridge…totally Almodóvar. 🙂

Finally, it’s not a movie but I highly recommend watching Chef’s TableEnrique Olvera of Pujol. You’ll want to hop on a plane to Mexico City right after seeing it!



Published by Alison Trujillo

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