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A Screening of "Leo's Room" or "El Cuarto de Leo"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
12:00 AM
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University Avenue

A film by Uruguayan director Enrique Buchichio, and part of the Global Lense 2010 film series. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Comparative Study (CICS).

In the heart of Montevideo, the affable but secretly troubled Leo wraps himself in the comfort of his small rented room, unmotivated to finish his college thesis or find a job, and content with infrequent visits from his girlfriend. After their six-month relationship ends, Leo begins to break out of his shell by cruising the Internet for a new companion, enlisting the aid of a sympathetic therapist along the way. However, it isn’t until he has a chance reunion with a classmate that he is forced to consider the true meaning of his reclusive lifestyle, and a future outside the metaphoric safety of his room. Featuring an affecting soundtrack and an equally endearing cast of characters, director Enrique Buchichio’s affirming drama is a unique vision of isolation and coming-of-age set against a modern tale of romance and friendship.

Spanish, with subtitles in English 
Uruguay, 2009 (92 minutes)

About the Director
Enrique Buchichio was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1973. In 2005, he was selected for the Talent Campus Buenos Aires competition, organized by the Universidad del Cine in cooperation with the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2007 he released the short Noche Fría. Leo’s Room is his first feature film.