Year 1974, Spain. Felipe (Fernando Ramallo) is a teenager who travels with Lorenzo (Antonio Resines), his widowed father. Their only property is the Citröen DS with which they go from one ... See full summary »
Emilio Martínez Lázaro
April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, ... See full summary »
Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »
Ramiro Forteza, a goalkeeper in the Spanish Premier League, is forced by the rigors of the Civil War and the postwar period to earn a living in small villages, challenging the locals to ... See full summary »
Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed... See full summary »
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Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives ... See full summary »
Josephine (Binoche) travels to the hostile icy landscape of the remote North in search of her explorer husband. As winter descends and determined not to turn back she finds companionship with an Inuit woman (Kikuchi). With the elements against them and their survival reliant on each other it becomes clear they are waiting for a man they both love.
Shooting wonderful technique and interpretations of high level,
This movie is a historical film, with nature as a backdrop. It has the North Pole as the protagonist, but in turn with a human sensitivity and psychology and impressive intimacy. Or what is the same, we must take care of the atmosphere in a wild nature, decor, costumes, makeup, story and screenplay at the highest level.
If for an hour you are part of the characters that you see pass through the screen, there's no doubt you're facing a great movie. And if the next day you find yourself thinking about these characters, and remembering with joy or grief, the story has you excited and you shared part of what the director, in this case, he has sought to convey.
In addition to the breathtaking landscape and an almost perfect setting, the film reveals the emotional journey of two such disparate characters as attractive, as strong as tender, as brave as stubborn. In this disparity lies one of the magnets of the film, and the evolution thereof into an existential communion. It's especially the interpretation together with reverence for the two main actresses mention.
Perhaps it ends too abruptly and that there are few planes but the whole is worthy and highly recommended.
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