A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena. Written by
One of only three Woody Allen movies to receive an Oscar nomination (Supporting Actress) without Allen himself getting nominated. The other two are Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and Zelig (1983). Penélope Cruz actually ended up winning the Oscar for the movie. See more »
Speaking about Cristina's photography the narrator says that Maria convinces her to use an older camera and she would set up a darkroom for her, etc. implying it would be a film camera. It's clear she continues to use a digital camera and she does not look through the viewfinder but the LCD screen of a digital camera and the photo she just took is on the screen. See more »
Vicky and Cristina decided to spend the summer in Barcelona. Vicky was completing her master's in Catalan Identity, which she had become interested in through her great affection for the architecture of Gaudí. Cristina, who spent the last six months writing, directing, and acting in a 12-minute film which she then hated, had just broken up with yet another boyfriend and longed for a change of scenery. Everything fell into place when a distant relative of Vicky's family who lived in...
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I thought that this film was so boring! Penelope Cruz won an Oscar for this....and for what?! Yeah she was good at playing a crazy woman but I thought that her part was very small and that the storyline was slow to develop and never reached a climax. Pathetic if you ask me! I'm never watching a film with Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz in it ever again! This film isn't thrilling, inspiring or romantic. I know I'm being very critical of it but I just think I wasted a lot of time watching it through to the end when nothing actually happened. A big disappointment unfortunately, especially after all the praise its been given :/
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