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Volver a Empezar (Begin the Beguine, 1982)

Volver a Empezar

Directed by: José Luis Garci

Written by: José Luis Garci, Ángel Llorente

Starring: Antonio Ferrandis, Encarna Paso, José Bódalo, Agustín González.

Written by Peter Berry

José Luis Garci’s earliest films, Asignatura Pendiente and Solos en la madrugada both represent attempts to portray the disruptive consequences that the democratic transition could have in the personal lives of middle class Spaniards. Volver a Empezar (Beguin the Beguine) is somewhat of a piece with these early works but is of a decidedly warmer and gentler tone. Read More…