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Posts tagged ‘Spain’

The Sleeping Voice (2011)
La voz dormida

Directed by: Benito Zambrano

4 stars

1940, Madrid.  In an overcrowded wing in a women’s prison, a nun flanked by prison warders calls out the names of several women who, with varying degrees of terror, gather their belongings and follow the nun to waiting trucks, and then on to the firing squad. Read more

Extraterrestrial (2011)

Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo

4 stars

Julio (Julián Villagrán) awakes in the apartment of a woman (Julia, played by Michelle Jenner) he can barely remember from the previous night.  Their awkward, hangover-hazed conversation is soon interrupted by their discovery that the phones and TV are not working, Madrid is deserted and a four-mile diameter spaceship is hovering over the city. Read more