Miguel, a young psychiatrist working in Madrid, learns that his wife has just dumped him for no one else than his own father while he's expecting his mother-in-law's visit, who's come to ... See full summary »
María José Alfonso
Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to ... See full summary »
Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Cundo returns home after ten years' absence. The reason is the death of his best friend, Suso. Cundo's plans consist of having a binge to Suso's health with his old friends, pretending that... See full summary »
Gonzalo de Castro,
Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive... See full summary »
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.
Irene Gutiérrez Caba,
Almost a Shakespearean, with play within play, the writers start from the opinion of Lorca's position during the War of 1936 to express a strong disagreement on Aznar's politics, and particularly on his decision to fight the Irak's War with the Americans. Clearly, political opinions are very personal, and one can approve the writers' opinion, or not. However it can't be denied that the construction of this self-made movie is quite good, as it is the use of cameras, fragmented when anguished feelings are present, smooth when in the script everything goes as it should (not very often, though).The actors are also very good, as most of Spanish less famous actors are. They have an excellent use of facial expressions and body language, not to speak of the voice, which is always deep and clearly well trained.
I must confess that, being a Lefty myself and an opponent of Berlusconi's government, I purchased this movie mainly because of its content, and I truly appreciated a certain dream in which Bush and Aznar were the only character. I laughed, because Berlusconi could easily take Aznar's place. I only wish that somebody did something like that in Italy too. We need this kind of culture.
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