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Paradise Lost

Spain, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Fiction)

Director: Jaime Marques Olarreaga

Sex and death, death and sex, the obsessive passions of childhood coming face to face with the violence of love (well, it is a Spanish film after all). It's all shot with a lovingly fetishistic attention to the details of perception—the shape of a belly button, the fine, soft hair on skin seen from close up, the glimpse of flesh from beneath the clothes that cover it...

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