Archive | August 2013

El Crack (The Crack, 1981)

El crack

Directed by José Luis Garci

Written by José Luis Garci and Horacio Valcárcel

Starring: Alfredo Landa, Miguel Rellán, María Casanova, Raúl Fraire


The seven-minute set piece which opens 1981’s José Luis Garci´s El Crack powerfully introduces Germán Areta, a tough, heavy-smoking private eye and former police officer nicknamed “ El Piojo” (The Louse). Areta works with his assistant, Cárdenas (Miguel Rellán) a.k.a “El Moro” (“The Moor”) and has a special friendship with an Read More…

Ana y los Lobos (Ana and the Wolves, 1973)

Ana y los lobos

Directed by Carlos Saura

Written by Rafael Azcona and Carlos Saura

Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada, José Vivó

A mansion in the countryside, three eccentric brothers, a death-obsessed mother and Ana, the new babysitter. These are the main characters in Carlos Saura’s 1973 film “Ana y los lobos”. When young English Ana (Geraldine Chaplin) accepts a job as a babysitter in the outskirts of Madrid she becomes the witness of her new employers’ Read More…

Alas de Mariposa (Butterfly Wings, 1991)

alas de mariposa

Directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Written by Eduardo Bajo Ulloa and Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Starring: Silvia Munt, Fernando Valverde, Susana García, Laura Vaquero

Alas de Mariposa”’s opening scene takes place in a hospital’s maternity ward. There Carmen (Silvia Munt) has given birth to a baby girl called Ami. Far from being happy though, Carmen feels disappointed for not having brought a male offspring into the world. Six years later, Ami has grown up an introvert little girl who loves drawing Read More…