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Ana and the Wolves
Directed by Carlos Saura • 1973 • Spain
Starring Geraldine Chaplin, José María Prada, José Vivó
One of director Carlos Saura’s most potent allegories for the hypocrisy and repression that defined Francoist Spain follows Ana (Geraldine Chaplin), a young English woman who arrives at a remote Spanish estate in order to work as a governess for three girls. What she finds is a hothouse of dysfunction, perversion, and warped family relationships that lays bare the psychological trauma of life under an authoritarian regime.