Fifty-something widow Anita loses her lifetime dream job as a cinema attendant when the new owner wants to tear down the old theater and build a trendy multiplex in its stead. Depressed at ... See full summary »
Fifty-something widow Anita loses her lifetime dream job as a cinema attendant when the new owner wants to tear down the old theater and build a trendy multiplex in its stead. Depressed at first, Anita finds comfort in watching the shirtless hunks on the theater's construction site. She befriends a married excavator operator, Antonio, and the two start their secret candlelit trysts in the site's office cabin. But soon Anita learns that excavators are only needed in the early phase of a construction project... Written by
"Anita..." deals with the issues of an aging 50-something woman in a Latin European city. It is the latest film by Ventura Pons, the Spanish director well-known for Catalan language dramas. Like his other films "Amic Amat" & "Caricies", this one is also set in Barcelona. And also like another couple of Catalan films, the movie stars Rosa Maria Sarda, one of Spain's best and most veteran actresses, whether in Spanish or in Catalan.
Other than the language issue, the film is not all that unique. But, the film excels through subtle details by Ventura Pons, through Rosa Maria Sarda's poignant (perhaps quite personal) performance, and with the comic-relief provided by the reliable Maria Barranco. I highly recommend it if you enjoy this genre of films, or are curious to see a Catalan film.
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