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Paella Today! (2017)

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In Valencia, Spain paella is much more than a dish; it's part of the identity of every resident.


César Sabater


César Sabater (screenplay), Juanjo Moscardó Rius (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Pablo Rivero ... Pep
Olga Alamán ... Lola
Pau Gregori Pau Gregori ... Vicent
Alberto Jo Lee ... Jimmy
Emilio Mencheta Emilio Mencheta ... Socarrat
David Amor David Amor ... Turista Gallego
Lolita Flores ... Dolores
Brays Efe ... Hijo
Mamen García Mamen García ... Madre
Jano de Miguel Jano de Miguel ... Tete
María Almudéver María Almudéver ... Periodista
Carmen Alcayde Carmen Alcayde ... Reportera
Ximo Solano Ximo Solano ... Cocinero
Rafael Vidal Rafael Vidal ... Rafael Vidal
Pablo Carbonell ... Presentador Concurso Paellas


In Valencia, Spain paella is much more than a dish; it's part of the identity of every resident.

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This is an agreeable as well as uneven romance story , being well set in the city of Valencia
5 July 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Funny, commercial and comfortable Comedy with entertainment and amusement .It contains contemporary human relationships , emotion , amusing events , adding two beloved romance stories . These elements provide the setting for this piece of enjoyable happenings , giving it its own special quality and ambient . Pep (Pablo Rivero) and Vicent (Pau Gregori) are two good friends living at a wide flat in Valencia . Friendly Pep is a painter and likeable Vicent is a tourist guide . Along the way they make lunch and specially make tasty Peallas . Then , Pep meets the girl of her life called Lola (Olga Alamán) , an old flame from childhood , and she falls for Vicent , subsequently , she makes love with Pep . This loving triangle will change the live of the intimate couple formed by Pep and Vincent , also affecting Lola . As main actors fall in love among them , and all of whom discover their mutual liking and attraction ; to complicate things there are other peculiar roles as Lolita Flores who is Lola's mother , the Chinese cook played by Alberto Jo Lee and Pablo Carbonell as a presenter of a noisy Paellas contest . And then Lola disappears , later on , at a Paella contest Lola shows up , but she is pregnant . Who is the father her child ? . In Valencia, Spain paella is much more than a dish; it's part of the identity of every inhabitant .

Entertaining as well as tender screenplay dealing with a triangular romance , love , family , gays , Paellas and many others things . This is an attractive as well as charming love story in less than 100 minutes of length and yet with an air of naturalness and credibility rarely match . This is a lightful look at the Valencia of the 2017 that takes our protagonists into twisted situations , as they become involved into triangular dramas , though some scenes do not make much sense . Fun Spanish comedy with emotions , thrills , abstract incidents , silly messes , humor and some loving scenes . It revolves around the loving problems of two lovely friends and an extremely liberal girl and many other things . Some situations are laugh out loud ridiculous and the story proceeds at a breakneck speed that flags , at times . Concerning about the youthful cycle of life , the progression of time, conflicted choices, anguish , deception, fate, forbidden yearnings, unappeased desires and nature. The engaging script which uses bemusing incidents to give us a charming movie and that kept you entertained for the almost 90 minutes of duration . The film is full of nice moments , tenderness , with attractive but also twisted relationships . This warm film is pretty well , even if has an uneven plot flowing throughout, containing up and down developing . This a vibrant and feeling flick with enjoyable and sympathetic scenes, though excessive dialogue , it gets together drama and comedy : dramedy, though it is more comedy than drama . It stars the sympathetic actor Pablo Rivero who has already a long career , being specially famous for ¨Cuentame¨ series , and acting in various films such as : Viral , Neckan , De tu ventana a la mía , Tres metros sobre el cielo , El Ciclo Dreyer , Expulsados 1609, la tragedia de los moriscos, La noche del hermano , El Chocolate del Loro , Clara y Elena, as well as several TV series . He is well accompanied by Pau Gregori and Olga Alamán . And other secondaries as Albert Jo Lee , Lolita Flores and Pablo Carbonel .

There stands out the colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Gabo Guerra , being shot on location in Valencia , showing the usual ancient monuments : squares , Churches , Cathedral , Door and other sightseeing . The motion picture was professionally directed by César Sabater and financed by Comunidad Valencia . He is a good craftsman who has wriitten and directed some shorts as Cinema verité , Primera Vegada , The End and Primer premio ; being his only movie this Paella Today .

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