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1922. As Madrid wavers on the edge of social change, Salvador Dalí arrives at the renowned School of Fine Arts and is immediately drawn into the the decadent lifestyle of Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel. But as the three explore the art world together, a forbidden attraction develops which changes their lives forever.
Luis de León : Un Intelectual Comprometido
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"Monastic scholar, theologian, and poet, Luis de León manifested a purity and quiet confidence that not even the Inquisition could resist. Filmed at salient locations around Spain, this program chronicles the life of Luis de León, using dramatizations; dozens of original manuscripts, documents, and first-editions; and readings from his written works...."--Container.
Mar Adentro = The Sea Inside
A young man who has spent more than a quarter of a century as a quadriplegic chooses to die, petitioning the courts for permission to be euthanized. Two women try to change his life - Julia (Belen Rueda) is a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa (Lola Dueqas) is a neighbor who wants to convince him that life is worth living. The two women's encounters with the charismatic Ramon lead to change in their own lives. His decision sets off controversy throughout Spain and with his family and friends.
Muerte de un Ciclista = Death of a Cyclist
Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress María José, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrept ethics of a society seduced by decadence.
Nietos : Identidad y Memoria
Documentary film about the people whose family members were ’disappeared’ by the military during the "dirty war" in Argentina from 1976 on. Concentrates mainly on younger people, many of whom lost parents and were placed in foster homes, and the subsequent struggle to reunite them with surviving family members.
A woman tormented by a loveless marriage and small town prejudices is drawn into passionate relationships with two men, one of whom is her confessor.
Soldados de Salamina
Lola reacts with disdain and exasperation when asked to write an article inspired on the Spanish Civil War for the newspaper where she works. To her the war is ancient history and no longer relevant. A reader’s response to her article puts her on the trail of a mystery stemming from the last days of the war. In the process she becomes more interested in what motivated those who fought in the war.
Spanish empire in the New World
Featuring source documents and reenactments, traces the history of the Spanish conquest of the New World and the enormous impact it had on the development of North, South and Central America.