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David Leavitt (novella "The Page Turner")
Ventura Pons
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Release Date:
8 February 2002 (Spain) See more »
Paul, a handsome and talented music student is employed as the page-turner at one of the world famous pianist Kennington's concerts in San Francisco. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Juliet Stevenson ... Pamela Porterfield

Kevin Bishop ... Paul Porterfield

Allan Corduner ... Joseph Mansourian

Paul Rhys ... Richard Kennington
Craig Hill ... Izzy
Leslie Charles ... Tushi
Pamela Field ... Diane

Naim Thomas ... Teddy (as Naïm Thomas)

Geraldine McEwan ... Novotna
Mingo Ràfols ... Waiter
Roger Coma ... Receptionist
Pepa López ... Gypsy
Mauricio Cruz ... Hector (as Mauricio De La Cruz)

Manu Fullola ... Hustler
Carlos Castañón ... Alden
Hernán González ... Zenon
Brenda Roque ... Student #1
Helenika Hellevig ... Student #2

Marianne Choquet ... Enid

Sue Flack ... Carolyn
Jack McKusay ... Boyfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miquel Bordoy

Directed by
Ventura Pons 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Leavitt  novella "The Page Turner"
Ventura Pons 

Produced by
Gemma Folch .... associate producer
Monika Ganzenmüller .... associate producer
Ventura Pons .... producer
Petra Schepeler .... associate producer
Aintza Serra .... line producer
Michael Smeaton .... executive producer (as Mike Smeaton)
Thomas Spieker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Carles Cases 
Cinematography by
Mario Montero (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pere Abadal 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Leo Davis 
Art Direction by
Bel·lo Torras 
Set Decoration by
Mercè Parés 
Costume Design by
María Gil 
Makeup Department
Patricia Abril .... assistant makeup artist
Patricia Argila .... assistant makeup artist
Maru Errando .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Bongirne .... unit manager: second unit, US
Valentí Closas .... production manager
Guillermo Escalona .... production manager: third unit, US
Jon Kuyper .... production manager: second unit, US
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pepe Combalia .... third assistant director
Salva Ferrer .... third assistant director
John Kramer .... third assistant director
Fernando Trullols .... first assistant director
Gerard Verdaguer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Pere Carreras .... art director assistant
Miguel Ángel Delgado .... art department runner
Leopoldo Diaz .... art department runner
Elis Ferrer .... property master
Pedro Gaspar .... set builder
Artur Montfort .... graphic designer
Vicky Polls .... graphic designer (as Viky Polls)
Nerea Torrecilla .... props assistant
Carles Valero .... art department runner
Toni Vidaechea .... art department runner
Peio Vizcaya .... set dresser
Sandra Álvarez .... art department assistant
Sound Department
David Casamitjana .... sound engineer
Daniel Espinet .... sound mixer (as Dani Espinet)
Enric Espinet .... sound mixer
Manuel Lizancos .... sound effects (as Manolo Lizancos)
Marcos Martínez .... sound engineer
Natxo Ortúzar .... boom operator (as Nacho Ortuzar)
Jaume Puig .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
David Pérez .... sound engineer
Núria Rubió .... sound runner
Joan Vidal .... sound engineer
Boris Zapata .... direct sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Blanca Anunzibay .... clapper loader
Tito Arcas .... electrician
Javier Arrontes .... focus puller
Arsenio Assin .... clapper loader: third unit
Andrew Bowley .... director of photography: second unit, US (as Andy Bowley)
Chano Cabillas .... clapper loader: third unit
Santiago Casado .... crane operator
Menna Fité .... assistant Steadicam operator
Javier González Leonardo .... assistant grip (as Javier González)
Marc Hillygus .... assistant camera: US second unit
Dani Jareño .... electrician (as Daniel Jareño)
Robert J. Lyons .... director of photography: third unit, US
Joan Morató .... Steadicam operator
Segismundo Mulero .... key grip (as Mundo Mulero)
Poli Ramiro .... gaffer
Toni Romero .... video operator
Pere Selva .... still photographer
Ismael Sánchez .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ángela Casillas .... seamstress (as Angela Cassillas)
Nuria Clanchet .... wardrobe assistant
Susana Loureda .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
José Calderón .... negative cutter
Manolo Millán .... color timer
Music Department
Joan Alfaras .... musician: second violin
Oriol Camprodón .... musician: clarinet solo
M. Ángels Cases .... musician: second violin (as Angels Cases)
Gabriel Coll .... musician: first violin
Gonçal Comellas .... conductor
Anna Comelles .... musician: cello
Miguel Ángel Cordero .... musician: double bass
Miguel de Córdoba .... musician: first violin (as Miguel Córdoba)
Maria Victòria Fernández .... musician: first violin
Nuria Freixanet .... musician: first violin
George Leyva .... music producer (as Jorge Leyva)
María Morera .... musician: viola
Josep Pazos .... musician: cello
Carles Puig .... musician: second violin
Josep Lluís Pérez .... musician: piano solo
Marta Ribas .... musician: viola
Ferran Saló .... musician: viola
Ferran Torrents .... musician: oboe solo
Transportation Department
Toni Bedía .... driver: electricians truck
Manuel Caro .... driver: generator truck
Joan González .... driver: wardrobe truck (as Joan González Ledesma)
Isidro Martínez .... driver: generator truck
Juan Orduña .... driver: camera truck
Other crew
Albert Allué .... production runner
Jon Ayastui .... security officer
Núria Casanueva .... script supervisor
Guille Cascante .... making-of (as Guillem Cascante)
Barbara Celis .... production assistant: third unit (as Barbara Celis D'Amico)
Guillem Cobo .... third production assistant
Ramón Codina .... production coordinator: third unit
Amelie Deturckheim .... assistant: Juliet Stevenson
Dámaso Elkoroiribe .... security officer
Joan Estrada .... press agent
Marc Gardeta .... production runner
Iván Gómez .... first production assistant
Gahan Haskins .... location manager: second unit
Jordi Inglada .... stand-in
Michael Jennings-Offen .... stand-in: second unit
Jessica Junyent .... international production coordinator, second unit, US
Luci Lenox .... production coordinator
Gabriel Malaspina .... security officer
Jerónimo Marchioni .... security officer
Joan Carles Martel .... stand-in
Ramón Martos .... laboratory director
Jessica Montaner .... third production assistant
Artur Montfort .... title designer
Francesc Navarro .... production administrator
Amber Ockrassa .... dialogue coach
Pep Pagès .... labor consultant
Vicky Polls .... title designer
Jordi Pérez .... stand-in
Bernat Rifé .... production runner
Violeta Roca .... second production assistant
Neus Suñé .... stand-in
Ester Velasco .... production secretary
Anna Azcona .... thanks
Thomas Burberry .... thanks
Martí Cornaut .... thanks
María Delgado .... thanks
Josep Fons .... thanks
Joan García Llach .... thanks
Francesc García Planas .... thanks
Henry Little .... thanks
Antonio Miró .... thanks
Montserrat Parés Alavedra .... thanks
Richard Peña .... thanks
Josep Pons .... thanks
Inés Rodríguez .... thanks
Phylis Rose .... thanks
Rosa Maria Sardà .... thanks
Jacint Todó .... thanks
María Torrontegui .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Page Turner" - Japan (English title) (festival title)
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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Quite astonishingly amateurish, 24 May 2005
Author: petrof from London, UK

If the story had been pared down to an examination of the central two characters, rather than lavished with grotesque, utterly implausible and terribly acted caricatures, then this film might have had some potential for being saved from itself. As it stands it has little.

There is no great skill to being catty and negative, but seeing as Food of Love is, by its shoddiness and carelessness an open invitation to cattiness and negativity...

Where to begin? Here are some criticisms: Amateurish, peculiarly dull, predictable, plodding, fraudulent, first-draft dialogue unshorn of the clichés by which any self respecting writer would be haunted, insensitive, prosaic, pedestrian and irritating. Acres of text could be written, if I had a little more energy, about the individual flaws (How about the accent of the piano teacher -- teetering on the brink of being new york Jewish in her first scene, definitely wispy and elderly Scots at the beginning of her second before being revealed, we assume when we learn her name, to be Russian, is used to deliver the sort of lines a piano teacher really *would* never say, reminding her student, for instance: "it's called the Well-tempered clavier not the ill-tempered clavier." The fact that such a dreadfully banal witticism was found funny enough, or perhaps enlightening enough to be included speaks volumes. Clearly no one with any serious interest in or knowledge of music could be bothered to turn up on the day that scene was filmed to ensure that they didn't put the first prelude from the 48 -- something a beginner might play, in the fingers of someone who is supposed to be a music student), with perhaps a few lines to note the strengths.

The idea that a young sensitive gay pianist might be happy in the sexual or romantic clutches of leering, ugly, bald, rich, smug men who seem all to be in their fifties is to stretch the idea of a young man's rebellion far past its natural limit.

No, I can't go on. I'm too furious that I paid money for it, on the recommendation of The Times, of all things, and must go and lie down; but before I do I will say this. Is this really what passes for an American art-house film? God help us all.

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