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Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:08 pm
by mrodriguez4
Discussion about films from spanish speaking countries

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:09 pm
by mrodriguez4
Has anyone seen movies from Argentina? In my opinion, some are quite good. For Example; Man Facing Southeast (Hombre mirando al sureste), The son of the bride (El hijo de la Novia), 8 Queens (8 Reynas), Herencia etc.

Some movies from Spain are interesting.

I'm interested on hearing feedback if anyone seen these movies.

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:31 am
by gimferrer
ah yes this year I have discovered argentinian cinema, I loved ; La Fuga, Nueve Reinas, El Hijo De La Novia and El faro Del Sur...all with Ricardo darin as a lead actor, this guy it's every where!!

another quiet good is 'El Mismo Amor, la Misma Lluvia'..

As Spaniish films this year the best i have seen are:

1- talk To Her

2- Los Lunes Al Sol

3- Lucia Y El Sexo

4- Al Otro Lado De La Cama

5- Dias Contados

6- Smoking Room

but all the films by Julio Medem, Alejandro Amenabar, Pedro Almodovar, David Trueba and lately Fernando Leon De Aranoa are awesome!

Fernando Leon De Aranoa has done; Barrio (which is superb) and Los Lunes Al Sol with Javier Bardem in one of the best roles he has ever done.

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:35 pm
by thegreatken1
Almodóvar and Buñuel are the great ones.

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 8:23 pm
by jvasquez1970
Buñuel being 'the' greatest.
2nd is Carlos Saura and then Almodovar.

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 5:44 am
by bigpoppa_2059
I agree that Almadovar is the greatest Spanish director since Bunuel. Don't forget Manuel De Olivieria (currently the oldest working director in the world and set the world record for directing his last film at the ripe age of 90 years old). Probably the greatest Portuguese director.

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:28 am
by gratefultiger
De Oliviera is a master!

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:10 am
by bigpoppa_2059
Am I crazy, or am I the only person who didn't like "El Crimen De Padre Amaro"? I thought it was a lurid, over-the-top melodrama that really had nothing to say, and was not nearly as poignant or emotional as "Y Tu..."

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:43 am
by gimferrer
I haven't seen it , but I heard it's rather bland film, of course it makes more impact in countries where catholicism still very much the religion. I really like Gael Garcia Bernal as an actor, but I am totally put off by this new film

:(

Re: Films from Latin America & Spain

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:47 pm
by Ria
I’ve only seen [b]” El hijo de la Novia”[/b] (“Son of the bride”) from Argentina.

[b]"El Crimen De Padre Amaro"[/b] (The crime of father Amaro) disappointed me. I felt it lacked ‘heart’. Well acted but just not brilliant.

I loved [b]El Mariachi”“Sex y Lucia”, “Amores Perros” & “Y tu mama tambien”[/b].

I felt that [b]“Abre los ojos”[/b] was much better than “Open your eyes” but it wasn’t brilliant.