Monday, 14 January 2013

Gordos

a film by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Last Saturday, when I was contemplating which topic to choose for a 500th (that’s right) blog post here, Spanish television came with an answer. This movie.

It is refreshing to see such an intelligent and funny film whose protagonists, for a change, come in vastly different shapes: rellenit@s, gordit@s and, er, gord@s; group psychotherapy, love, death, sex (read the rest of clichés here), all this and more, beautiful Senegalese music and a song which I hoped never to hear again: Casi, casi by Raphael. The actors’ work — I don’t think I saw any of the cast before — is outstanding. I wish I knew Spanish better, or at the very least the subtitles to stay on screen longer than for a few milliseconds. That only means I have to watch it again some time.

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