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Bearn o la sala de las muñecas (1983)

Director:

Jaime Chávarri

Writers:

Lola Salvador, Llorenç Vilallonga (novel) (as Lorenzo Villalonga)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Rey ... Don Antonio
Ángela Molina ... Xima
Amparo Soler Leal ... Doña María Antonia
Imanol Arias ... Don Juan
Alfredo Mayo ... Vicario
Juana Ginzo Juana Ginzo ... Bárbara Titana
Conxita Bardem Conxita Bardem ... Mado Francina (as Concha Bardem)
William Layton William Layton ... Dr. Wassman
Eduardo MacGregor Eduardo MacGregor ... Secretario (as Eduardo Mac Gregor)
Elena Ceva Elena Ceva ... Catalina
Mateu Grau Mateu Grau ... Tomeu
Lucía Gómez Lucía Gómez
Manuel Barceló Manuel Barceló
Pere Caminals Pere Caminals ... (as Pedro Caminals)
Bernardo Cabot Bernardo Cabot
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Gorgeous rendition upon a notorious novel with colorful cinematography and evocative settings
5 February 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Drama intelligently adapted based on the novel ¨Bearn or La Sala De Muñecas¨ by Llorenc Villalonga , considered to be one of the best books in Catalan language . It deals with Juan Mayol , Imanol Arias , a priest of an aristocratic marriage , Don Antonio : Fernando Rey and Doña Antonia : Amparo Soler Leal . Then , there appears their niece , Xima nicely played by Angela Molina , and events go wrong . Some years earlier , Xima escaped with Don Antonio to go París to watch the famous opera ¨Faust¨ by Gounod .

This is a luxurious and splendidly set drama , including glamorous gowns and great production design . The plot bears remarkable resemblance to ¨El Gatopardo¨ by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa in which there is also a tarnished aristocrat and concerning the fall of the rural aristocracy of the Ancient Regime , a period filled with social revolutions , and here is set during the fall of the queen Isabel II . Well adapted about a prestigious novel whose first part titled : ¨Under influence of Faust¨ is formed by 20 chapters and a second part titled : ¨Peace rules at Bearn¨ , and finally an epilogue . The main cast gives very good interpretations as Imanol Arias , Fernando Rey and Amparo Soler Leal . Special mention for Angela Molina who appears very brilliant and attractive.

Evocative and glimmer cinematography by Hans Burmann . Lush costumes by Yvonne Blake , present-day is President of the Spanish Academy. Impressive sets and production design by recently deceased Gil Parrondo . Atmospheric musical score by Francisco Guerrero , including Mallorca dances and regional score . The motion picture was professionally directed by Jaime Chavarri , a good professional who has directed good films . His first movie was ¨Los Viajes Escolares¨ (1974), with an autobiographical touch but it was misunderstood by most critics . Later he worked with the producers 'Elías Querejeta' in prestigious documentary titled ¨El Desencanto¨ (1976)) and Alfredo Matas in this successful costumer titled ¨Bearn¨ (1983) . With the last mentioned film he also had success in terms of the numbers who saw the film . He also directed intense dramas such as ¨Dedicatoria¨ and ¨A un Dios Desconocido¨ . To change the genre he also filmed the musical , ¨Las Cosas del Querer¨ (1989) , being followed by ¨Cosas Del Querer 2¨ (1995) , along with a Tango film as ¨Tangos Are for Two¨ . And adapted from the theatre play by Fernando Fernán Gómez in his most popular film titled ¨Bicicletas Son Para Verano¨ . His last picture was a biography about ¨Camarón¨ (2005) .


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14 April 1983 (Spain) See more »

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