In Brétema, on the Atlantic coast, there was a time when networks of smuggling, drug trafficking converted, achieved so much influence that they were close to control everything: social ... See full summary »
José Luis Cuerda
Miguel Ángel Silvestre
"In life, we first organize large stones (Piedras) such as love, friendship, family, and a career." In this way, we will find space between these to fit smaller stones, our small ... See full summary »
Private detective Inés infiltrates the employees at a multinational corporation. Thanks to the collaboration of Manuel, she gets to the heart of company intrigues. But her investigation ... See full summary »
What if everything in life was down to chance? What if we couldn't escape fate? What do Galois, Bauhaus and The Unbearable Lightness of Being have in common? What if the sweat in our brow ... See full summary »
Alexandra De La Mora,
1905, the cinematograph has reached Southern Italy, and casts fear among the people to whom it seems a devilish trick. They call it "o 'imbroglie din t'o lenzuolo" - "The Trick in the Sheet", as white sheets were used for screening.
Maria Grazia Cucinotta,
True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940's. ... See full summary »
Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Pilar López de Ayala,
In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life.
This is a noteworthy film. The movie is more complex and rich that you can think just by a shallow or quick consideration. This film calls for meditation and careful consideration. It is not only a reflection on the teenage struggle for identity. It is also a serious declaration about the vacuity of contemporary society, and how urban culture is in many occasions the ultimate refuge to look for spiritual feed and support. It is not a pretentious film, rather it is a sincere one.
Graffiti and hip-hop are not simple hobbies, the film tells us, but - as a cultural expression - they constitute an emanation of the human soul trying to make their way from the depths of this diminished world to the arena of the people's consciousness. This idea is used in the image system of the film when one sees graffiti extending on the city walls coming from the soil.
The use of animation with a Japanese look in some sequences of the film is really beautiful and coherent with the overall work.
The acting of the lead actress Alba Garcia is well done and fits in the structure of the film.
The directing is both creative and effective. I hope this filmmaker can make his way to get his second feature done in a near future. More films like this are needed.
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