Amantes (Lovers: A True Story)

Post-Screening Discussion with Festival Director Jaie Laplante


Tuesday, August 21, 2018.


7 p.m.

Retrospective Screening of Vicente Aranda’s Amantes (Lovers: A True Story) and Post-Screening Discussion with Festival Director Jaie Laplante

Celebrating Classic PREMIOS GOYA (Spain’s Academy Awards) Winners
Mejor Película, Mejor Director (Best Film, Best Director) – 1992

In the early 1990s, Spanish cinema was emboldened with a new sense of fearlessness, and the world took notice. Vicente Aranda’s shocking Amantes (Lovers: A True Story) – itself based on a shocking crime that occurred in Madrid in 1950 – retains its vitality and power more than 25 years later. Victoria Abril won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin Film Festival for her performance as a widowed landlady who begins a torrid love affair with her young new tenant.



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