The City and the Dogs
The City and the Dogs (original title: La Ciudad y Los Perros) is based on the book of Mario Vargas Llosa “La cuidad y los perros” (translated to English as “The Time of the Hero”). The movie shows common problems in the society, as racism, corruption, etc, in the...
Posted 20 Jun 2011
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Habana Suite
Habana Suite (original title: Suite Havana) is a 2003 Cuban documentary directed by Fernando Pérez. The documentary was filmed with fictional cinema techniques depicting a day in a life of thirteen real people, from a ten-year-old child with Down Syndrome to a 79-year-old lady who sells peanuts in the...
Posted 14 Jun 2011
Viridiana Play
Viridiana (Latin for green) is a 1961 Spanish-Mexican motion picture, directed by Luis Buñuel and produced by Mexican Gustavo Alatriste. It is loosely based on Halma, a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós. Viridiana was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, but it was...
Posted 07 Jun 2011
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Pantaleón y las visitadoras
Pantaleón y las visitadoras is a 2000 Spanish-Peruvian co-production directed by Francisco J. Lombardi. It is based on the eponymous comic novel by acclaimed Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The film was chosen as Peru’s official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not...
Posted 30 May 2011
Welcome Mr Marshall! - poster Play
Welcome Mr. Marshall!
Welcome Mr. Marshall! (Spanish: ¡Bienvenido, Mister Marshall!) is a 1953 Spanish comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga and considered one of the masterpieces of Spanish cinema. The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. Plot People of a small Spanish town, Villar del Río, hear of...
Posted 24 May 2011
Son of the Bride
Son of the Bride (Spanish: El hijo de la novia) (2001) is a heart-warming story of love and the appreciation of life. This award-winning Argentine feature was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie was directed by Juan José Campanella (The Secret in Their...
Posted 16 May 2011
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - DVD Play
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Spanish: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) is a 1988 Spanish black comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. The film brought Almodóvar to widespread international attention: it was nominated for the...
Posted 03 May 2011
La Estrategia del Caracol - poster Play
The Strategy of the Snail
The Strategy of the Snail (Spanish: La Estrategia del Caracol) is a 1993 Colombian comedy-drama film directed and produced by Colombian filmmaker and director Sergio Cabrera. The film is starred by Frank Ramirez, Florina Lemaitre, Humberto Dorado, Fausto Cabrera and Carlos Vives. The film is a winner of the...
Posted 19 Apr 2011
The Spirit of the Beehive - DVD Play
The Spirit of the Beehive
The Spirit of the Beehive (Spanish: El espíritu de la colmena) is a 1973 Spanish drama film directed by Victor Erice. The film was Erice’s debut and is considered a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. Made during the last few years of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, and set in 1940, the...
Posted 12 Apr 2011
Lucia - DVD Play
Lucía is a 1968 Cuban black-and-white film directed by Humberto Solás, and written by Julio García Espinosa and Nelson Rodríguez. It was the winner of the Golden Prize at the 1969 Moscow International Film Festival. Robert Phillip Kolker has called Humberto Solás’s Lucia “something of an encyclopedia of progressive...
Posted 04 Apr 2011
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