Category Archives: Spain

Raising the green-eyed monster: “Otel-lo” [2012 Spain]

Catalan writer-director Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font makes his feature film début with “Otel-lo”, an interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s famous tragedies (Othello). The film might have been made with a ridiculously minuscule budget, but it hardly mattered. It manages to … Continue reading

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A review: “Todas las mujeres” [2013 Spain]

Mariano Burroso’s taut drama “Todas las mujeres” [Eng. Title: All the Women] is a character-study of its protagonist Nacho (Eduard Fernández), made through his interactions with the women in his life over the course of a single day. Originally … Continue reading

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Born free: “La puta y la Ballena” [2004 Spain, Argentina]

Wishing you all a Happy 2014!
I chose Oscar nominated director (La historia oficial, 1985) Luis Puenzo’s drama “La puta ya la Ballena” [Eng. Title: The Whore and the Whale] as my first post for 2014, not only for its … Continue reading

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Dog days in Argentina: “El muerto y ser feliz” [2012 Spain, Argentina]

Javier Rebollo’s brilliantly quirky road-movie “El muerto y ser feliz” [Eng. Title: The Dead Man and Being Happy] looks at the last days of a dying Spaniard in Argentina.
Santos (José Sacristán) – a hit man in his seventies who’d … Continue reading

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A reformed neo-Nazi falls in love: “Alacrán enamorado” [2013 Spain]

Santiago Zannou’s “Alacrán enamorado” [Eng. Title: Scorpion in Love] is an action-packed and star-studded romantic drama based on Carlos Bardem’s novel of the same name.
Storyline:
Julián ‘Scorpion’ López (Álex González) and best friend Luis (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) belong to a … Continue reading

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