Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »
Luis García Berlanga
José Luis López Vázquez,
Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother will have to acclimatise to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments, and in the process, grow up.
In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.
Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »
One night of storm, Hugo and Ivón arrive at a hotel in Gijón (Spain) accompanied by the son of the first one. They go out to see the sea raging and, shortly after, Ivón returns asking for ... See full summary »
José Antonio Nieves Conde
Arturo de Córdova,
Interesting and thoughtful retelling of a repressed spinster who cares her brother-in-law and children , excellently played by Aurora Bautista
La Tía Tula (English: Aunt Tula) is a 1964 film Spanish film magnificently directed by Miguel Picazo . Tula , a 31-year-old unmarried woman (Aurora Bautista) , whose sister has just died , decides to care her children and she undertakes a new life and to bring her brother-in-law Ramiro (Carlos Estrada) , a bank employee into her home . As Tula , who has a spinster status , supports his brother-in-law , forgetting that she is a woman . As she takes over the management of their lives , two children and widower . She acts as a wife mother figure , but does not accept the sexual commitments or maternal responsibilities of her new role . Meanwhile , Ramiro is attracted to Tula as she dotes on his children , but she spurns his affections . She is also critical of his interest in other women . As Tula's priest advises her to marry Ramiro . When she is ready to agree , she discovers an unexpected surprise .
The film is a thought-provoking and brooding social portrayal based on the Miguel De Unamuno novella of the same title . Highly acclaimed , the film is widely considered a classic of Spanish cinema . This is an interesting film , dealing with the lives of the people in a repressed society and its consequences and after Spanish civil war , during Francisco Franco period , usual themes in Spanish Film history ; including dramatic scenes when Ramiro's sexual frustration grows and for obtaining sexual favors he attempts to rape Tula . Aurora Bautista gives a top-drawer acting as religious Aunt Tula , a woman being single and repressed who believes that she has to help her brother-in-law and gradually usurps the privileges of Ramiro and his children . Bautista was doubtlessly one of the most famous Spanish movie star of the fifties and sixties . She starred box-office titles as ¨Agustina De Aragon¨, ¨Pequeñeces¨ , ¨La Gata¨, ¨Teresa De Jesus¨, though she gave excessively theatrical acting . However , here she is top-notch in her best performance was ever given . Carlos Estrada is very good as the frustrated widower who wishes eagerly Tula , being rejected , he is then paying court to other women . Support cast is frankly extraordinary , such as : Maria Enriqueta Caballeira as Juanita , Laly Soldevila as Amalita , Irene Gutierrez Caba as Herminia , Montserrat Julió , Margarita Calahorra and José Maria Prada . Evocative cinematography in black and white by Juán Julio Baena . Atmospheric and appropriate musical score by Antonio Pérez Olea . The film was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 38th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. It won several prizes as Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 1965 , won CEC Award Best Film , Best Supporting Actor : José María Prada , Best Supporting Actress : Enriqueta Carballeira , Best Director : Miguel Picazo ; it won National Board of Review , USA 1966 : NBR Award Top Foreign Films ; it won San Sebastián International Film Festival 1964 , Best Spanish Language Film and won Prize San Sebastián Best Director Miguel Picazo . And National Syndicate of Spectacle, Spain 1964 it won Prize of the National Syndicate of Spectacle Best Female Star : Aurora Bautista and Sant Jordi Awards 1965 : Best Film , Miguel Picazo , and Best Performance in a Spanish Film , Aurora Bautista .
The motion picture was masterfully directed by Miguel Picazo who was born 1927 in Cazorla, Jaén and died in 2016 . He was a director and actor , especially known for ¨La Tía Tula¨ (1964), ¨Extramuros¨ (1985) and ¨Oscuros Sueños Agosto¨ (1968). He even directed to Timothy Dalton in ¨El Hombre Que Supo Amar¨ (1978) . And Picazo made a lot of of TV programmes as ¨Novela¨, ¨Los Libros¨, ¨Cronicas De Un Pueblo¨ and ¨Cuentos Y Leyendas¨ .
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