Category Archives: Vicente Aranda

Ana Belén in “La Pasión Turca” [1994 Spain]

Veteran Catalan director Vicente Aranda’s passionate melodrama, “La Pasión Turca” [Eng. Title: Turkish Passion] is probably not the best way to start the filmography of Ana Belén, one of Spain’s important singer-actresses, who was also one of the faces … Continue reading

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Pilar López de Ayala & Manuela Arcuri in “Juana la Loca” [2001 Spain]

Vicente Aranda’s “Juana la Loca” [Eng. Trans: Juana the Mad, Eng. Title: Mad Love], was the first of three period pieces he made in succession – the other two – “Tirante el Blanco” and “Carmen” are already featured here. … Continue reading

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Flora Martínez & co in “Canciones de Amor en Lolita’s Club” [2007 Spain]

When it comes to a Vicente Aranda film, one knows what to expect – his uninhibited characters indulge in different kinds of passion-play despite knowing their consequences. His drama “Canciones de Amor en Lolita’s Club” [Eng. Trans: Love Songs … Continue reading

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Paz Vega in “Carmen” [2003 Spain]

Vicente Aranda is known for his uninhibited treatment of raw emotions like sexual passion, jealousy and hatred. His 2003 adaptation of Prosper Mérimée’s novella, “Carmen” showcases these magnificently. The script and his attention to minor details bring these fictional … 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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