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Paul Julian Smith

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Cría cuervos . . . : The Past Is Not Past

Cría cuervos . . . : The Past Is Not Past

Cría cuervos . . . , Carlos Saura's political and psychological masterpiece, was shot in the summer of 1975, as Spanish dictator Francisco Franco lay dying, and premiered in Madrid's Conde Duque Theatre, on January 26, 1976, forty years after the ci…

By Paul Julian Smith

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The Spirit of the Beehive: Spanish Lessons

The Spirit of the Beehive: Spanish Lessons

Released in 1973, in the dying days of General Franco’s forty-year dictatorship, The Spirit of the Beehive soon established itself as the consummate masterpiece of Spanish cinema. Yet, strangely, many of the gifted artists who collaborated on Víct…

By Paul Julian Smith

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