7.9/10
274
1 user 4 critic

El mundo sigue (1965)

Two sisters, between whom exists a tumultuous sibling rivalry, each try to find success, love and status in 1960s Madrid.

Director:

(as Fernando Fernan-Gomez)

Writers:

(as Fernando Fernan-Gomez), (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Paquita and her brother Venancio, both single and childish, live in a small town near Madrid. Their bossy eldest sister Ignacia, also an old maid, dominates them. One night, Paquita hears ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: Carlos Larrañaga, Tota Alba, Lina Canalejas
El desencanto (1976)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This film is a documentary about the poet 'Leopoldo Panero'. His widow and his sons talk about death in general and in this special case and also about their own family problems.

Director: Jaime Chávarri
Stars: Felicidad Blanc, Juan Luis Panero, Leopoldo María Panero
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Finished their careers of Law and Medicine, respectively, Antonio Redondo and Josefina Castro, a pair of young Spanish newlyweds, are looking for work to buy an apartment and start a life ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: Analía Gadé, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Isbert
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A 43-year-old woman discovers she is actually a man...

Director: Jaime de Armiñán
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Julieta Serrano, Antonio Ferrandis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jaime Ganivel , Catalan manufacturer of mechanical porters , attends with her lover on a hunt to relate to important people. The farm where it is organized is full of strange characters.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Rafael Alonso, Luis Escobar, Antonio Ferrandis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert
Plácido (1961)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá
Main Street (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Betsy Blair, José Suárez, Yves Massard
La tía Tula (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The film is a picture of Tula a woman being single and repressed who believes that she has to help her brother-in-law Ramiro forgetting that she is a woman.

Director: Miguel Picazo
Stars: Aurora Bautista, Carlos Estrada, Irene Gutiérrez Caba
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer, This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo, Javier Pereira
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ever since her mum died, María has taken care of her father and her siblings. That's why her father's announcement of marriage to his nurse brings María's world crashing down around her. At the age of 35, she'll have to change her fate.

Director: Nely Reguera
Stars: Bárbara Lennie, José Ángel Egido, Pablo Derqui
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lina Canalejas ...
Eloísa
...
Faustino (as Fernando Fernan-Gomez)
...
Luisita
Milagros Leal ...
Madre
...
Don Andrés (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Francisco Pierrá ...
Agapito (as Francisco Pierra)
José Morales ...
Rodolfo (as Jose Morales)
...
Rafa (as Fernando Guillen)
José Calvo ...
Dueño Bar (as Jose Calvo)
Jacinto San Emeterio ...
Guillermo
José María Caffarel ...
Julito (as Jose Maria Caffarel)
Joaquín Pamplona ...
Comisario (as Joaquin Pamplona)
Cayetano Torregrosa ...
Don Gervasio
María Luisa Ponte ...
La Alpujarreña (as Maria Luisa Ponte)
Ana María Noé ...
Lina (as Ana Maria Noe)
Edit

Storyline

Two sisters, between whom exists a tumultuous sibling rivalry, each try to find success, love and status in 1960s Madrid.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 July 1965 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Life Goes On  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It was only released in one theater in Bilbao on July 10th, 1965. In 2015, 50 years later, a remain copy of the film was restored and re-released in Madrid. And later released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in Spain. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the top ten Spanish films
24 November 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"El Mundo sigue" is a drama that reflects the poverty and misery in which they lived the Spanish in the late 50s and early 60s. It manages to portray a realistic portrait of pathetic but society at the time. Adultery, envy, greed, violence, hunger and abuse of women are just some of the themes in the film, and reflect, at all times, this injustice in a world without mercy. And such is the rawness of the film, after seeing it, the viewer understands the appointment of Fray Luis de Granada's book "Guide sinners", the director shows in the first scene: "see mistreated the innocent, the guilty forguiven , underrated the good, The bad honoured and sublimated; see killed the poor and humble. More power and all business that under the favor "...

Fernan-Gomez did not hesitate to denounce everything, even against the world of film, theater, literature and media, in a script that takes the action and the actors always where he wants, with ease and with sensational dialogues. The address, how could it be otherwise when speaking of the "genius" Fernando Fernán Gómez, is outstanding, a stunning realism, sometimes almost like a documentary of the time, but with very advanced cinematic resources like " voice-over "and the surprising and unexpected use of" flashbacks ". Also noteworthy is the mounting risky. Lots of memorable scenes and plans that I see remind noir cinema film.

The master F.F. Gomez makes a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. In the Madrid of the early 60s, two sisters, "Elo" (Lina Canalejas), poor and married to a compulsive gambler and lazy waiter "Faustino"(Fernando Fernán Gómez), and "Luisa" (Gemma Cuervo), rich to prostitution) fill the screen with their fratricidal hatred and envy spiral and personal differences, giving a chilling portrait of the Spain changing, where abuse, adultery, resentment and anger were common pastime

"El mundo sigue," is a poignant masterpiece from one of the most important actors-directors of Spanish cinema history, a country that reflected here blackened by the misfortunes, money and envy. With few players in its maximum state of grace, Fernan-Gomez resolves a multi-faceted story, a puzzle of human behaviour that results in a testimony to frame in top film schools.

The film has a cast of anthology, especially Lina Canalejas in the character of the selfless and poor sister, Gemma Cuervo and her role in disturbing as a high-end prostitute, without falling behind wonderful actors as Agustín González, Milagros Leal, José Morales, José Calvo, Fernando Guillén María Luisa Ponte, Pilar Barden, José María Cafarell ...

In short, "El mundo sigue" is a powerful film that I consider the top ten Spanish films of all time that all Spanish movie lovers should see.

Anecdotally I can say that I've seen restored copy, not the original opening credits and missing the opening scene with which it is seen that the whole film is a "flashback"


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?