Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Written by Rafael Azcona, José Luis Cuerda and Manuel Rivas
Starring: Fernándo Fernán Gómez, Manuel Lozano, Guillermo Toledo.
BY R. MARTÍNEZ
How can a war shape a country and its people? To what extent may social pressure affect the behaviour and political ideas of individuals? And most importantly, can a conflict change dramatically the way a child perceives the world around him? La lengua de las mariposas takes place shortly before the start of the Spanish Civil War, Read More…
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…
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…