Category Archives: Victoria Abril

Highbrow destape: “La muchacha de las bragas de oro” [1980 Spain]

If Vicente Aranda’s groundbreaking exploration of sexual identity in “Cambio de sexo” made destape (a Spanish ‘Glasnost’ of sorts during and after Dictator Franco’s final years, when censorship was relaxed) purposeful, his next feature, “La muchacha de las bragas … Continue reading

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Victoria Abril & Maribel Verdú in “Amantes” [1991 Spain]

Having been fortunate to have gone through most of Vicente Aranda’s filmography, I can safely opine that this veteran director loves women and has great respect for their role in Spanish society. The ubiquitously named 1991 drama “Amantes” [Eng. … Continue reading

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Victoria Abril in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Átame!” [1990 Spain]

It’s about time this little gem went into the blog – Pedro Almodóvar made this much misunderstood black comedy “Átame!” [Eng. Title: Tie me Up! Tie me Down!] as a scathing attack on the concept of marriage and conventional … Continue reading

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Esther Nubiola and others in “Tirante el Blanco” BR720 [Spain, UK 2006]

Veteran director Vicente Aranda gives us his take on events preceeding the fall of the Byzantine Empire in his lush 2006 adaptation from a book by the same name, “Tirante el Blanco” [Eng. Titles: The White Knight / The Maiden’s Conspiracy]. … Continue reading

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