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For a Handful of Kisses (2014)

Por un puñado de besos (original title)
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A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...

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David Menkes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana de Armas ... Sol
Martiño Rivas ... Dani
Marina Salas ... Gloria
Megan Montaner ... Lidia
Andrea Duro ... Marta
Jan Cornet ... Darío
Richard Sahagún ... Elías
Mario Pardo ... Doctor
Joel Bosqued ... Sandro
Alejandra Onieva ... Mamen
Nagore Cenizo Nagore Cenizo ... Carol
Candela Montesinos Candela Montesinos ... Almudena (as Candy Montesinos)
Esperanza De la Vega Esperanza De la Vega ... Amalia
Nidia Moros Nidia Moros ... Camarera
Luis Jaspe Luis Jaspe ... Portero
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Sol is a beautiful, humble and sensitive young woman who has a very important trauma. In spite of everything she does not kill her biggest dream: find her better half, her other self, her partner for life. She was infected AIDS with treason. She trusted the other person and was deceived. Now she is HIV-positive, but she has not yet developed the disease and trusts that she will not develop it. To get to know new people, she puts a contact where she says she is HIV positive and that she wants relationships with people who are HIV-positive, also to be at the same level. Several men reply to her contact, among which the letter of Dani, very human and literary. She answers and they meet. He is cheating on her: he is not HIV positive but a journalist who is doing an article for a magazine for which he works on the current situation of AIDS in Spain and has considered that the best way to do it is to answer the contact, regardless of the consequences that may have on the other person. But ...

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Drama | Romance

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A delightfully told love story. Well worth watching.
13 September 2017 | by greendriftSee all my reviews

A delightfully told story of a young couple, tracing the stages of their relationship as they struggle with a hidden threat.

The script is based on the novel "Un poco de abril, algo de mayo, todo septiembre" by Jordi Sierra i Fabra. It follows the relationship between Sol (superbly played by Ana de Armas) and Dani (played by Martiño Rivas) through circumstances which are anything but straightforward.

The story unfolded at a steady pace and drew me in as it went along. Perhaps a little predicable, nevertheless it was easy to feel that you were sharing in the joy, the sorrow and the uncertainties of the young couple. The camera-work throughout the film was superb, exploring to the full the facial expressions and emotions of the couple, their friends and their surroundings.

Anna de Armas was the standout actress in the film. Born in Cuba, she has such a beautiful and expressive face which portrays a range of emotions. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has become more widely appreciated and her acting ability and beauty will soon grace the screen in a star role in the upcoming release of Blade Runner 2049. Definitely an actress to watch.

Overall, this was a delightful film, well told and beautifully acted. It is one of just a few films that I really want to watch again - to relive and share in the emotions of the couple.

My score is 7.5 out of 10. Dialog in Spanish, watched with English subtitles. Definitely a film worth watching.


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Country:

Spain | Venezuela

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (Spain) See more »

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$384,083
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2.35 : 1
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