The Lovers of Teruel is the best film I have ever seen. Saw it about 15 times. It is the kind of film one can see over and over--like a great opera. Every frame is perfectly composed. The first time I saw it, 44 years ago, I sat through it twice because of the music by Mikos Theodorakis. Great acting from the entire cast. Great story--emotionally wrenching. Usually films that have surrealistic sequences in them come off as merely hokey, but in The Lovers of Teruel those sequences really do work. I am not a dance film fan, and this film was often billed as a dance film, but the dancing is wonderful and is only part of the story. Every film I have since seen I compare to this one--and nothing has yet come close. Too bad it is not out on DVD. I saw it once on VHS. Don't bother. It is a distortion and makes the film look terrible. More than highly recommended, although where can one see it these days?
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