Spain

Juanma Bajo Ulloa – Alas de mariposa (1991)

Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between mother and daughter becomes a tragic one, driving the family to an inevitable nightmare. Read More »

Olivier Assayas – Wasp Network (2019)

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Based on a true and gripping story: Cuban spies infiltrate exile groups in the 1990s to stop terrorism against the island, but at a high personal cost. Read More »

Richard Lester – The Four Musketeers (1974)

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D’Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who’ll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen’s go-between and D’Artagnan’s love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D’Artagnan. But soon, she is D’Artagnan’s sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort’s help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D’Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter’s ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all. Read More »

Samuel Alarcón – La Ciudad de los Signos AKA City of Signs (2009)

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In March 1980, César Alarcón traveled to Pompeii on an ambitious project: to collect ‘psychophonies’ – electronic voice phenomena – from Vesuvius’s great eruption that destroyed the city. After listening to all of his recordings, he finds that none contain sounds from the year 79 AD. However, one of the tapes caught a much more recent and peculiar bit of conversation that César had heard somewhere before. Read More »

José Luis Guerín – De una isla (2019)

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Poetic approach to the origins and mythical configuration of Lanzarote. Read More »

Jorge Grau – Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti AKA The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue AKA Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

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A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Read More »

Vicente Aranda – Amantes AKA Lovers (1991)

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Set in ’50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by offering herself to him and taking him to meet her family. Ultimately he has to make a decision. Based on a true story. Read More »