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Stones (2002)

Piedras (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 February 2002 (Spain)
"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 »

Director:

Ramón Salazar

Writer:

Ramón Salazar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonia San Juan ... Adela
Najwa Nimri ... Leire
Vicky Peña ... Maricarmen
Ángela Molina ... Isabel
Mónica Cervera ... Anita
Enrique Alcides ... Joaquín
Lola Dueñas ... Daniela
María Casal María Casal ... Martina
Daniele Liotti ... Kun
Rodolfo De Souza Rodolfo De Souza ... Leonardo
Nacho Duato Nacho Duato ... Podólogo
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Javier
Santiago Crespo Santiago Crespo ... Víctor
Manuel de Blas ... Empresario
Geli Albaladejo Geli Albaladejo ... Araceli
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"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 necessities. If you act in an inverse way, you will not have the room for larger stones. The five protagonists of my film are women who have not been able to organize the large "stones" in their lives. Ramón Salazar, Spanish director defines his first feature Stones in this way. The film tells the parallel, conflicting trajectory of five women: Anita, Isabel, Adela, Leire, and Maricarmen. All are endeavoring to remove the stones that insistently appear in their path or, worst, that are in their shoes. They are five Cinderellas in search of prince charming and a new chance in life. Written by Gonz30

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo las piernas See more »

Filming Locations:

Almada, Almada, Portugal See more »

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$1,013,638
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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A personal favorite
31 August 2004 | by newland80See all my reviews

Since I watched it for the first time, "Piedras" is a personal favorite and one of the few pictures I actually could watch over and over again. The great screenplay depicts the lives of a bunch of women (all of them somehow interconnected) with deep understanding and sensibility. Ramón Salazar achieved a compelling film in his directorial debut, and proves himself as an efficient actors' director.

Not that all performances are excellent, though. Of all leading ladies, they range from average (Najwa Nimri) to very good (Vicky Peña), but the standing ovation should be directed to newcomer Mónica Cervera, who convincingly plays Antonia San Juan's retarded daughter. Enrique Alcides is irresistibly charming as the girl's male nurse, and there are nice small turns from Andrés Gertrúdix, Geli Albaladejo and the director himself, Ramón Salazar.

"Piedras" is beautifully written and filmed, when I watched it I got so moved that I couldn't stop thinking of it for days. I highly recommend it.


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