The impossible relationship between a man and a woman, but also the destruction of aesthetics. The girl wants to seduce her beloved with incoherent stories that he does not care at all. ...
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A compilation, in the form of a black and white documentary, of very diverse aspects of Spanish regional folklore, formed by peculiar customs of a still underdeveloped and primitive Spain ... See full summary »
A boy and a girl, both depressed, meet in a bar. Although they do not know each other, they start a tour at night through the bars in the city. As the night progresses, both are getting to know better.
José María Nunes
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »
Conrado San Martín,
Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting ... See full summary »
Carlos is a poor but ambitious young man who lives in the outskirts of Barcelona. Desiring to improve his life and earn a lot of money, even through crime, he will suggest to an old friend ... See full summary »
A fascinating study of the poet Saint John of the Cross, and his spell in solitary confinement. Set in the convent of Toledo, this film explores the temptations that surrounded him, the ... See full summary »
Manuel de Blas
A woman invades the privacy of two men living a secluded life in a forest on the Costa Brava. After becoming the mistress of one of them, she runs off to London with the other one but the two men meet up again and return together to Spain.
The impossible relationship between a man and a woman, but also the destruction of aesthetics. The girl wants to seduce her beloved with incoherent stories that he does not care at all. Through this relationship, the film projects the idea according to which it is impossible to tell a story. The project does not pursue the coherence of a well-told story, rather it demands to observe what is shown and to deepen the different facets of the characters. Its purpose is to lay the foundations of a certain pop aesthetic in a Spanish way, in which the images can not refer to the world but to the publicity that the world sells to us.Written by
"Dante no es únicamente severo" ("Dante is not only rigorous") is the manifesto film of "La escuela de Barcelona" ("Barcelona's Film School").
There is no plot, the movie is just one story after another that a woman is telling to her lover, like a modern Sherezade. There's experiments with the light, the colors, the sound forwards and backwards. Stories of a time that never comes, of princes in blue, of loneliness and desire,... Extremely funny, but ¡beware! don't even try to get a meaning of this movie, just watch it and enjoy it as much as you can I could watch it during the 41th Gijón International Film Festival, as part of a retrospective about the cinema movement which was known as "Spanish New Cinema".
A must see!
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