Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement. Hortensia is captured and forced to deliver her baby in jail. Pepita tries ... See full summary »
Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives in Madrid intent on creating "a performance which is freer, straight from the heart, capable of making ... See full summary »
Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »
Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunized himself to others' pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over... See full summary »
In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life.
it is more than a Spanish version of Shakespeare in love. it is more than portrait of a great play writer. or a homage. it is an admirable work about the spirit of a period, the life of a hero in different sense, a great expression of force for the Spanish cinematography. adventure, love stories, conflict with law, the strong taste of life, the light behind the shadows and a great cast. Lope is that kind of film who use the costumes, landscapes, small personal stories , fragments of biography for create a total show, impressive not only for the force of image , but for its extraordinary message. that does its magical seduction. to propose a credible story about a literary myth. and this Lope de Vega who has for his image the work as seed.
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