Tag Archive | Spanish

Volver (2006)

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Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave

BY BEATRIZ CABALLERO RODRIGUEZ

From the outset, Pedro Almodóvar’s film Volver (2006) tackles the topics of memory and trauma across three generations of women. As the title Volver (meaning to return, to come back) indicates, this film is marked by a strong sense of disjointed time where the past refuses to stay in the past, ghosts refuse to stay buried, traumatic events refuse to be forgotten. Read More…

La Caja 507 (Box 507, 2002)

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Directed by Enrique Urbizu

Written by Enrique Urbizu and Michel Gaztambide

Starring: José Coronado, Antonio Resines, Goya Toledo, Dafne Fernández, Sancho Gracia.

Costa del Sol, Spain. Locals, tourists, ex-pats and millionaires live side by side. Modesto works as a bank manager in a nameless town. Seven years earlier, his sixteen-year-old daughter died in a fire, an event that turned Modesto and his wife into a sad and joyless couple. But when a gang of robbers break into the bank Read More…

El Cochecito (The Little Coach, 1960)

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Directed by Marco Ferreri

Written by Marco Ferreri and Rafael Azcona

Starring: José Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez, Chus Lampreave, María Isbert

“El Cochecito” is often referred to as a “Spanish classic”. It was scripted by the talented Rafael Azcona, author of many other emblematic stories such as “El Verdugo”, “El Pisito” or the Oscar-winning “Belle Epoque”. Azcona’s scripts were powerful and often hid strong criticism behind their sharp comic tone. “El Cochecito” Read More…