Thursday, May 17, 2012

El cine español


I don't have anything interesting to write about my life, but I'm definitely determined that I am not going to sit around and just let my life pass by this summer. I got my first payment yesterday and for the first time I have my own money which is so exciting! Yey!

So to drive you more crazy with the fact that I'm a big fan of Spain. Today I am going to write about some Spanish movies I have watched so far. No, I am not creepy that I put this guy's picture here! This is Pedro Almodovar the most famous director in Spain. He has the craziest hair I have seen on a guy :P
Anyway, that's not my point! I just had to mention him because most famous Spanish movies are his...for more information about him go to google hehe

Numero uno "Los abrazos rotos" or "Broken hugs" in english. As expected with Penelope Cruz! She is in every single Spanish movie I have seen so far.

I don't know what's wrong with Almodovar, but his movies have always something weird about them. I am not saying that this movie was bad because it wasn't, but the plot had something strange about it. Maybe it was too dramatic for my taste, I don't know.

The story is about this director Mateo Blanco and this girl Lena ( Penelope Cruz ) who is in a relationship with this old rich man. At some point she wants to become an actress and she makes it. But as she is chosen to act in a movie she falls in love with the director ( Mateo ) and they have an affair. It isn't as simple as it sounds...there is a lot going on, but I don't want to tell you everything in case you want to watch it.

Numero dos " Volver" ( "Return" ) directed by Pedro Almodovar with Penelope Cruz...again! I guess Penelope is Pedro's favourite actress or something :P

I have to say that this is movie has also a lot going on. At some point it really freaked me out especially the end was quite shocking, but at least you don't know what is going to happen!

I don't even know where to start because the plot is so complicated. Well...if you want to know you can read it from here : I am not even going to try to explain it to you.

I thought it was a good movie...not my type, but if you like thrillers I recommend you watch it.

I guess that's it for toninght!
Goodnight guys ¡Buenas noches! :)



  1. There is a Spanish director you must get to know. He is perhaps the most famous of all, Carlos Saura. He is now an old guy, but he has made in the past many significant movies. I would recommend Mamá cumple cien (1979), Carmen (1983),La caza (1966) to start with. His last movie is from 2010,Flamenco, Flamenco. Though I have not seen that, but I want to.

    1. I had no idea about him! All we learned at school about famous Spanish directors was Almodovar, but I will definitely try to find some of Carlos Saura's movies as well. Thank you for the information! :)