Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 1955 film “Death of a Cyclist” will be the next entry in the 54th annual International Film Festival at Missouri Southern State University.

It will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium.

In the film, two illicit lovers accidentally kill a lone bicyclist and try to avoid exposure of their affair.  The story reveals director Juan Bardem’s awareness of the corrupting forces in Spanish society and the power of privilege, wealth and position to destroy moral values and humanitarian instincts.

“Death of a Cyclist” received the Critics Prize at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

The film is not rated. Presented by the Missouri Southern Film Society and the Institute of International Studies, admission is free and open to the public.

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