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A brief review: “Cambio de Sexo” [1977 Spain]

One of Vicente Aranda’s lesser known (and until recently, quite rare) films, “Cambio de sexo” [Eng. Title: Forbidden Love] was also the beginning of a collaboration with his life-long muse Victoria Abril. The film, about a hitherto taboo topic concerning gender … Continue reading

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Beginning of a new era symbolised in “Mamá cumple 100 años” [1979 Spain]

Few can claim to have helped showcase Flamenco – the quintessentially Spanish music and dance form, to a global audience as successfully as Carlos Saura. One of Spain’s favourite directors (and mine too), Sr. Saura is a traditionalist – … Continue reading

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