Archive | October 2013

El sol del membrillo (The Quince Tree Sun, 1992)

Sol membrillo

Directed by Víctor Erice

Written by Víctor Erice and Antonio López

Starring: Antonio López, Marina Moreno, Enrique Gran

BY SERGIO ROMERO

Víctor Erice’s film El sol del membrillo (1992) introduces us to the difficult and complex world of art and more specifically that of painting. This is not the first time that Víctor Erice has used the artistic world as the basis for one of his films – allusions to painters such as Jan Vermeer, Velázquez, Rembrandt or Edward Hopper are Read More…

El Bola (Pellet, 2000)

Guess the film 3

Directed by Achero Mañas

Written by Verónica Fernández and Achero Mañas

Starring: Juan José Ballesta, Pablo Galán, Alberto Jiménez, Manuel Morón, Ana Wagener

BY PAUL HUNTER

Playing potentially lethal games with express trains may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but for the eponymous 12 year old boy it’s where he can feel some rare companionship with his peers. It’s also safer, than being with his father. For the boy, nicknamed El Bola (Pellet) after the lucky ball bearing he always carries, is a victim of Read More…

Belle Époque (1992)

Belle Epoque poster

Directed by Fernando Trueba

Written by Rafael Azcona, José Luis García Sánchez and Fernando Trueba

Starring: Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Penélope Cruz, Fernándo Fernán Gómez.

BY R. MARTÍNEZ

When Fernando Trueba picked up the Oscar for his 1992 film Belle Époque he stated that, as he didn’t believe in God, he wished to thank Billy Wilder instead for helping him win the award. Just a few hours later, Trueba received a phone call from Wilder himself, who famously greeted him saying “Hi Fernando, it’s God here”. The truth is Read More…