Madrid 1961. Ana Mari is a spinster, lame, a follower of Franco and an instructor in the Female Section. Following Franco's orders, she begins to work as a maid at Ava Gardner's home with a... See full summary »
Carla gets a call from the small town where she grew up in the South of Spain. Her father, who she hasn't spoken with in many years, is very ill. She refuses to face it and decides, against... See full summary »
Interesting documentary about the status of Spanish women since the Republic to democracy
Documentary movie dealing with a portrait of Spanish woman through a lot of films , taking 180 fragments from the 3os until the 8os . At the same time the picture details a sour portrait upon social classes , catholicism , the holy marriage , abuses against women and many other things , these issues are well shown in a lot of pictures .
This is a typical documentary film voiced by prestigious actor Carlos Hipolito , describing women evolution , social critique , including mockery or wholesale review upon religion , subversive behavior and Franco regime . The film describes unequal status of women , heir to a long tradition of marginalization, subjugation, exploitation and lack of rights , subsequently protest movements emerge pro-women with as called ¨Transition¨ and democracy . As the documentary shows parts of films as ¨La Dolorosa¨ (1930) , ¨Don Quintin El Amargo¨ and other Republican and Spanish Civil War flicks . From the 40 with fiction and non-fiction films about epic feats , at the same time glorifying Franquista Regime , such as ¨Fuenteovejuna¨ , Alba de America¨ and ¨Agustina De Aragon¨ . From the 50s and 60s in which main fate of women is to marry as ¨ Maridos no Cenan en Casa¨, ¨Chicas De Cruz Roja¨, ¨Muchachas De Azul¨, ¨Margarita Se Llama mi Amor¨ , ¨Las 4 Bodas De Marisol¨, ¨Dia De Enamorados¨ , ¨Vuelve San Valentin¨, ¨Cariño Mio¨, ¨Muchachas En Vacaciones¨ . And other engaging pictures with enjoyable images dealing with marginalized spinsters such as ¨Calle Mayor¨ with Betsy Blair and ¨Tia Tula¨ with Aurora Bautista . The period of the 60s concerning the tourist outbreak and with Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez and Alfredo Landa ,¨Landismo¨ , chasing foreign women ; and the first Bikini shown in a Spanish film : Elke Sommer , Bahia De Palma . Of course , there appears some frames about the greatest Spanish Divas as Carmen Sevilla with ¨La Guerrillera De Villa¨ , Lola Flores , and Sara Montiel with titles as ¨Noches de Casablanca¨ , ¨Varietes¨ , ¨5 Almohadas Para Noche¨ and ¨Pecado De Amor ¨ . The Seventies with denounces about abortion such as ¨Aborto Criminal¨ and ¨Abortar En Londres¨ . The ¨Destape¨ or nudism period ¨ such as ¨La Lozana Andaluza¨ , ¨Sábado, Chica, Motel ¡qué Lío Aquel! , ¨La Mujeres De Jeremias¨, until law of divorce of 1981 when appear films as ¨Solos En la Madrugada¨ , ¨Hasta El Matrimonio Nos Separe¨, ¨Que Gozada Divorcio¨, ¨Caray Con El Divorcio¨ . Subsequently are filmed various movies about real working girl as ¨Femenino Singular¨ , ¨Mataharis¨ and ¨Poniente¨ .
The motion picture was well produced by Enrique Cerezo and Agustin Almodovar , Pedro's brother , for that reason in the documentary we see numerous Almodovar's fragments from ¨Todo Sobre Mi Madre¨ , "Trembling Flesh" , ¨Talk to her¨ , ¨Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown¨ ,¨Atame¨ , "The Flower of My Secret" , ¨Entre Tinieblas¨, among others . The motion picture picture was well directed by Diego Galan though with no originality .
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