Category Archives: Bigas Luna

Bigas Luna critiques Spanish machismo in “Huevos de Oro” [1993 Spain]

Whether or not we like the early works of Catalan director Bigas Luna, one thing we have to give him credit for is his determination to never pussy-foot around what he’s trying to say. There is no polite-talk, no … Continue reading

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Penélope Cruz & co in “Jamón Jamón” [1992 Spain]

It is the 100th Spanish language film to be reviewed in the blog – about time I introduced one major actress named Penélope Cruz here…
It’s a special film too, for many reasons. Perhaps Bigas Luna’s most widely known film outside … Continue reading

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Mathilda May & Laura Mañá in “La Teta i la Lluna” [1994, Spain / France]

This is a famous classic which needs to go in here as part of Bigas Luna’s filmography. “La Teta i la Lluna” [Spanish Title: La Teta y la Luna, Eng. Title: The Tit and the Moon] is possibly Luna’s … Continue reading

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Francesca Neri in “Las Edades de Lulú” [1990 Spain]

Bigas Luna revelled in pushing the envelope, especially when it came to exploring the darker recesses of the human mind – he certainly does in the 1990 drama, “Las Edades de Lulú” [Eng. Title: The Ages of Lulu].
Despite a … Continue reading

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Verónica Echegui & co in “Yo Soy la Juani” [2006 Spain]

Continuing the filmography of Bigas Luna, this is his 2006 feature “Yo Soy la Juani” [Eng. Title: My Name is Juani], a story of a small-town belle going to big city with dreams of becoming an actress. His latest … Continue reading

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