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Clara y Elena (2001)

This is the story of two sisters and their different ways of life.

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Manuel Iborra

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Manuel Iborra
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carmen Maura ... Elena
Verónica Forqué ... Clara
Jorge Sanz ... Camarero
Alexis Valdés Alexis Valdés ... Vendedor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Alexandre ... Doctor
Elena Ballesteros Elena Ballesteros ... Elena adolescente
Ferran Botifoll Ferran Botifoll
Vanesa Cabeza Vanesa Cabeza ... Lupe
Nadia de Santiago ... Elena niña
Fernando Delgado ... Padre
Amanda García Amanda García ... Clara Adolescente
Nerea García Nerea García ... Clara Niña
Vicente Haro Vicente Haro ... Vicente
Javier Lago Javier Lago
Lucas Martín Lucas Martín
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This is the story of two sisters and their different ways of life.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (Spain) See more »

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a tear jerker
25 April 2003 | by jograntSee all my reviews

Clara is a denigrated housewife whose husband cheats on her and who has sacrificed her personal goals for the benefit of her family. Elena is a free spirit who has travelled the globe and never lets any relationship last too long. They are both marked by the fact that their mother walked out when they were young, and despite their different attitudes toward life and their father these sisters are very close. The film examines the evolution of their relationship when they meet after many years of separation: when Clara discovers that she is ill.

This is no TERMS OF ENDEARMENT a la española; however, as the story is a refreshingly original and realistic treatment of familial relationships, the value of personal sacrifice and responsibility.

Both Maura and Forqué put in marvellous performances. Is it a shame that this film has been overlooked by audiences in favour of more commercial products.


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