Tag Archives: Spain
10.000 Km / Long Distance (2014) Carlos Marques-Marcet, Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Alex y Sergi, una sólida pareja de Barcelona, acaricia la idea de tener un hijo, pero, inesperadamente, Alex consigue una beca de un año en Los Ángeles, lo que supondría un año de relación a 10.000 Km de distancia.
The couple Javier and Laura meets Ignacio during a vacation trip, and soon they become close friends. However, Ignacio develops an obsession with Laura, and during one night he rapes her, threatening her to never tell anyone about what happened.
La diligencia de los condenados / I’ll Forgive You, Before I Kill You (1970) Juan Bosch, Richard Harrison, Fernando Sancho, Erika Blanc, Western
A violent tale featuring Harrison as a man out for revenge for the death of his father. He decides to team up with Sancho, a notorious but friendly killer. The local land baron is their target and when he catches wind of what’s going on he hires Sabata to protect him.
In a town near Salamanca, an eccentric widower, aged 60, is captivated by an imp, a precocious 13 year old. Alejandro is wealthy and alone, passing time with music, chess, and his shotgun. Gregoria (Goyita) the daughter of a weak-willed policeman and his bullying wife, is a budding naturalist who conspires to meet Alejandro. Even though he knows the village is talking, Alejandro spends time with Goyita, on walks, horseback rides, and dinners. He’s enchanted and tells his friend the village priest that he’s living for the first time. Goyita makes new demands on Alejandro, and he must decide how to be true to his ethics and to this Platonic yet highly-charged relationship.
Blindfolded Eyes / Los Ojos Vendados (1978) Carlos Saura, Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis Gómez, Xabier Elorriaga, Art-house, Drama
While attending an international conference which seeks to reduce the incidence of the use of torture by nations around the globe, a movie director (Jose Luis Gomez) encounters a woman (Geraldine Chaplin) whom he decides to cast in a play about state torture. As events proceed, he and the woman, the wife of a dentist, become lovers. All along, however, right-wing types have been persecuting, and the whole endeavor goes sour.
Life Marks / La vida mancha (2003) Enrique Urbizu, May Pascual, Gabriel Moreno, Alfonso Torregrosa, Drama
Fito, a truck driver, and Juana, an administrative assistant, live under the heavy pressure of the debts he has to pay off. After ten years of absence, during which he has remained silent, Pedro, his elder brother, shows up in Madrid, freshly arrived from England and eager to spend some time there with the excuse of re-establishing the brotherly ties and settling an account from the past. However, we assume he has more down-to-earth and darker motives, like erasing his own footsteps to prevent being tracked down by the police and by his accomplices in the diamond-dealing business. While Fito muddles through life and tries to make money outside the household, Pedro gracefully takes on his role by looking after his son, Jon, while a powerful attraction appears between him and Juana.
Antes de morir piensa en mí (2008) Raúl Hernández Garrido, Rebeca Badía, Diego Braguinsky, Paula Braguinsky, Crime, Drama
Nina (Sara Vallés) es una joven con una vida desgraciada que no se resigna a no ser feliz. Su vida nos habla de la frustración sentimental de una época gris en la historia de España. Acusada de participar en un crimen horrendo, la historia de Nina revive a través de su infancia de abandono, su matrimonio con un hombre mayor que ella, la relación que mantiene con un compañero de su marido, hasta llegar a un final trágico en el que, irónicamente, logra alcanzar esa felicidad que nunca ha tenido.
All the Women / Todas las mujeres (2013) Mariano Barroso, Eduard Fernández, Lucía Quintana, Michelle Jenner, Drama
Winner of the Goya, Spain’s answer to the Oscar, for Best Adapted Screenplay, Mariano Barroso’s provocative takedown of Spanish machismo follows Nacho (Eduard Fernandez), a down and out veterinarian, who seeks advice from the most important women in his life – his lover, his ex-wife, his mother, his sister-in-law and his psychologist – after his scheme to steal five horses from his father-in-law falls apart. He soon finds his character indicted by each one of them.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) Tom Tykwer, Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world’s finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.