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Brazil, 2010, 106 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
North American Premiere
Topics: Drama, History, Romance
Program: Modern Masters
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

A contemporary of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega was a bright star in the literary field of Baroque Spain. In this entertaining and romantic look at his struggles to establish himself, we encounter a Lope ruled by his passions, and more condemned than commended for his eviscerating wit. Returning to Madrid as a penniless soldier, he is provided a stepping-stone to his burning ambition of being a playwright but his libido proves to be a serious impediment when he promptly falls for the theater owner’s daughter and is forced to flee.

In acclaimed director Andrucha Waddington‘s (The House of Sand) Madrid, the sanitized version of medieval times we get from Hollywood has been done away with. However, grimy fingernails and greasy hair are no deterrent to the swashbuckling appeal of Alberto Amman (a Goya award winner for Cell 211) and his excellent portrayal of the young, passionate Lope. Also featured is Golden Globe nominee Sonia Braga as Paquita.

DIRECTOR: Andrucha Waddington
Producer: Mercedes Gamero, Edmon Roch, Jordi Gasull, Andrucha Waddington
Editor: Sergio Mekler
Screenwriter: Jordi Gasull, Ignacio del Moral
Cinematographer: Ricardo della Rosa
Principal Cast: Alberto Ammann, Leonor Watling, Pilar López de Ayala, Antonio de la Torre, Juan Diego, Luis Tosar
Filmography: The House of Sand (2005), Viva Sâo Joâo! (2002), Me You Them (2000), Twins (1999)

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