Tag Archives: Spain

La vergüenza / The Shame (2009) David Planell, Natalia Mateo, Alberto San Juan, Marta Aledo, Drama

La verguenza AKA The Shame (2009)
The Shame occurs in a single morning. The morning when Pepe and Lucía, a modern, well-to-do couple in their 30s, have decided to tell Jimena, the social worker, that life with Manu is too hard; that they can’t get used to their adopted 8-year-old Peruvian son; that the six months they’ve been living with him have been hell; and that they want to give him back. But a decision of this importance can’t be taken just like that. This is the kind of decision that takes its toll.

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Jamás leí a onetti (2010) Pablo Dotta, Documentary

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Jamás leí a Onetti (I have never read Onetti) is a documentary-homage to this great Uruguayan writer, which is enacted with testimonies, words, drawings and music, all part of the Onettian legacy. With the link between different kinds of writing as a starting point, the movie also asks about the means and the ends of all creative process.

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Arrebato / Rapture (1979) Iván Zulueta, Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More, Drama, Horror

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Madrid,1980. Jose Sirgado, a labouring bohemian b-movie filmmaker finishes editing the sequel to a previous film. Visibly displeased he journeys home to his girlfriend strung out on heroin. After attempting to tidy his home and taking some heroin himself he opens a mail package from an old acquaintance Pedro P. containing a reel of super-8 film, a cassette tape and a key to his apartment.

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