Films By Vicente Aranda

"Probably the most enduring of the Barcelona School films. Influenced by science fiction and the new consumer society, Fata Morgana is a formal tour de force, and the enigma of its futurist dystopia stands out as a glittering exception amid the grim realism dominant in Spanish art-house film of the time." – The Independent ... Located somewhere between Luis Buñuel, Alain Robbe-Grillet and Jess Fra... Read more
Vicente Aranda's big-budget omnibus, center­ing on female soldiers during the Spanish Civil War, has all the winning ingredients: peren­nially controversial history, spellbinding visuals and polished production. Maria, a wide-eyed young nun who is forced to flee her Barcelona convent by the impending arrival of revolution­ary anarchists, seeks refuge in a brothel. Zealous freedom fighter Pilar pre... Read more
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