15 Años Y Un Día Analysis

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I attended an event on September 26 which is on “National Hispanic Heritage Month” and the type of event is watching a film named “15 años y un día”. For the whole film, it takes an entire village to raise a child. The shared responsibility is what gives children sense of direction, responsibility, and belonging. It is clear that some of these demands cannot be provided by the parents alone. Teachers, relatives, and mentors are considered custodians of the community. Gracia Querejeta’s brings out community loss on a rebellious and disrespectful child in the “15 años y un día” (15 Years +1 Day) film (Querejeta). I think it’s also a purpose of the film. Margo (Maribel Verdú), an aspiring actress and affluent homemaker is unable to understand her son’s misbehavior. Jon (Arón Piper) is a 14 years old troubleshooter, who is constantly in trouble with the authorities. Jon is first expelled from school after pulling dirty pranks on his teachers and later he poisons a neighbor’s dog. After failed attempt to handle the child, Jon’s mother sends him to Max (Tito Valverde), the grandfather in a remote coastal setting (Naughten 1). The plot of “15 años y un día” is drawn in a natural Spanish society. Jon’s character is influenced by his society. While with Max, he comes across bad groups, which further influences his decisions. He…show more content…
He employs practical examples in Spanish community, which draws any witness from the world of fiction to factual setting. Juvenile delinquency is common in most parts of Spain. Jon’s encounters in addition, evokes the question of communal role in raising children. The role of institutions such as school, neighbors, and relatives in raising children becomes a debatable issue. Additionally, the importance of family unit is also displayed in the film. It can be argued that Jon’s character could have been reshaped by strong parental control, rather than by his grandfather

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