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The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)

La casa de Bernarda Alba (original title)
After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house for seven years. Adela, the youngest daughter, suffers the most. Pepe el Romano key to all women's despair.

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Bernarda Alba (as Irene Gutierrez Caba)
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Adela (as Ana Belen)
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Enriqueta Carballeira ...
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Martirio (as Victoria Peña)
Aurora Pastor ...
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Pilar Puchol ...
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Maria Josefa (as Rosario Garcia-Ortega)
Ana María Ventura ...
Prudencia (as Ana Maria Ventura)
Paula Soldevila ...
Muchacha (as Paula Borrell)
Álvaro Quiroga ...
Pepe el romano (as Alvaro Quiroga)
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After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house for seven years. Adela, the youngest daughter, suffers the most. Pepe el Romano key to all women's despair.

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Poncia: Fifteen days after the wedding, men leave the bed for the table, and then the table for the tavern. Women who don't accept it end up crying in a corner.
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A magnificent and brilliant adaptation of the work of García Lorca by Mario Camus
8 June 2016 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

'La Casa De Bernarda Alba' is one of the most renowned plays of the twentieth century. This film adaptation manages to capture the essence that Lorca he gave to this work. Interpretations of Irene Gutiérrez Caba as "Bernarda" and Florinda Chico as "Poncia" remain in the memory for years. It is a wonderful adaptation, it seems that we are witnessing a performance. Incredible work though, only the text it to make a significant film.

It is a true portrayal of the deep Andalusia, where appearances mattered more than the individual. difficult years of rigid moral relegate women to keep Mourning 8 years by the late patriarch.

Stresses the intelligent solution that Camus gives the fact that "Pepe El Romano" should not be seen: a shadow that fills the room, the sound of hoofbeats, a distant body ... Irene Gutiérrez Caba won a Goya nomination Best actress in 1988 for her portentous and furious incarnation of Bernarda. And Camus turned again to adapt a Spanish literary classic. It is a story of women, as seen "Pepe El Romano" never leaves, but "Pepe el Romano" it is impersonal and no matter in the film but everything revolves around him.

As for the performances are exceptional but all include Irene Gutiérrez Caba, also Ana Belen and Florinda Chico and the other sisters that although supporting roles, portraying a totally credible women in a turbulent Spain and in deep Andalusia.

It seems an extraordinary film adaptation of the play by Federico Garcia Lorca, is the best adaptations that have been made, and I like that touch of play that has been given.


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