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Elvira, the daughter of a disgraced military, entered a convent very young. Some years later, because of a crisis, she decides to leave the religious life and returns to her home in Madrid, ... Read allElvira, the daughter of a disgraced military, entered a convent very young. Some years later, because of a crisis, she decides to leave the religious life and returns to her home in Madrid, looking for the moral support of her beloved nanny. However, the country has changed so mu... Read allElvira, the daughter of a disgraced military, entered a convent very young. Some years later, because of a crisis, she decides to leave the religious life and returns to her home in Madrid, looking for the moral support of her beloved nanny. However, the country has changed so much during her years of confinement that has little or nothing to do with her childhood mem... Read all
An interesting and engaging comedy based on his own script that connects with the best national tradition , halfway between the inner personal adventure, the confrontation with new life conditions and the metaphor about the situation in Spain after the period of political Transition . A dramedy (drama and comedy) dealing with an ex-nun who returns house where she spent her childness , but resulting in the country has changed so much during her years at the convent that has little or nothing to do with her past memories . The film is acceptable and decent but inferior other José Luis Borau films . Among the broad and brilliant cast, stands out the works of the always sympathetic Carmen Maura , the classic actress Imperio Argentina giving a terrific acting as the stubborn , beloved nanny , the great Alfredo Landa and Miguel Rellán as her reluctant and unfriendly brother . Along with a splendid support cast with plenty of familar faces , such as : Xabier Elorriaga , Marisa Paredes , Julieta Serrano , Enriqueta Carballeira , Alicia Moro , Chema Mazo , Félix Dafauce , Adrián Ortega , Saturno Cerra and two teens : Emma Suárez to be followed a successful career and early deceased Paloma Gómez who married Jorge Sanz.
It displays an atmospheric and adequate cinematography by excellent cameraman Teo Escamilla , shot on location in Agüero, Huesca, Ayerbe, Riglos, Huesca, Aragón, Murillo de Gállego, Zaragoza, Aragón, and Madrid . Likewise , evocative musical score by Jacobo Durán Loriga , including a vintage song : El carretero written by Florián Rey , music by Rafael Martínez , José Rivera and performed by Imperio Argentina . The motion picture was well written/produced/directed by José Luis Borau , being awarded as the best filmmaker by the Circle of Cinema Writers . Furthermore , it had various prizes nad nominations as Fotogramas de Plata 1987 Nominee Best Movie Actress Carmen Maur and Goya Awards 1987 Winner Goya Best Supporting Actor Miguel Rellán , Nominee Goya Best Screenplay José Luis Borau . José began to publish articles about cinema in the newspaper "El Heraldo De Aragon" and critic of cinema in the same newspaper . Enters the Spanish Instituto De Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematograficas in Madrid (Official Cinema School) and several years later being President of the Spanish Academy . Borau was a notorious writer and director , one of the best Spanish filmmakers , especially known for ¨Furtivos¨ or ¨Poachers¨ . He had a great career , alternating flops as ¨Rio Abajo¨ , ¨Leo¨, ¨Tata Mia¨, ¨Niño Nadie¨ along with successes as ¨Hay Que Matar a B¨ , ¨Mi Querida Señorita¨ , ¨Celia¨ and ¨Furtivos¨ . Rating : 6/10 . The flick will appeal to Carmen Maura and Alfredo Landa fans , as well as Spanish cinema enthusiasts . Well worth watching .
- Dec 21, 2021