The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter. Written by
The orange long-sleeved gown with accordion-pleat trim on the over-sleeves worn by an extra in the square at the end of the film is the same costume worn by an extra in the Pump Room when Anne talks with Mr. Elliot in Persuasion (2007), by Lady Willoughby when she meets Lady Russell in the Pump Room in Persuasion (1995), and by the dance teacher during the fan-language lesson in The Regency House Party (2004). See more »
When the church is burning Goya's portrait of Lorezno in the square, the painting is flipped facing right, then left, then right again. See more »
[Bonaparte and Lorenzo are looking at paintings of Maria Luisa]
I met her once... don't recall her being quite so ugly though. How did she have so many lovers?
She was the Queen, Your Majesty.
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This is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen. The actors are excellent, transferring their feelings of being lost, of hope and despair. And the movie itself is beautifully done - in the tradition of Amadeus, Ragtime and Valmont. I suggest seeing it on big screen.
It is nice to see Forman return with such a movie. Also, congratulations to the cast:
Javier Bardem (Brother Lorenzo), Natalie Portman (Inés/Alicia), Stellan Skarsgård (Goya).
I especially liked Natalie's performance. It is rare that such a young actress in Hollywood delivers such a performance in such a movie.
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