Directed by Carlos Saura
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.
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Directed by Carlos Saura • 1974 • Spain
Starring José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado
Carlos Saura’s most explosively controversial work, COUSIN ANGELICA ignited a violent uproar for its provocative treatment of the Spanish Civil War, with the film’s right-wing detractors go...
Cría cuervos . . .
Directed by Carlos Saura • 1976 • Spain
Starring Ana Torrent, Geraldine Chaplin, Conchita Pérez
Carlos Saura’s exquisite CRÍA CUERVOS . . . heralded a turning point in Spain: shot while General Franco was on his deathbed, the film melds the personal and the political in a portrait of the legacy ...
Elisa, vida mía
Directed by Carlos Saura • 1977 • Spain
Starring Fernando Rey, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabel Mestres
In ELISA, VIDA MÍA (“Elisa, My Dear”), Carlos Saura explores one of his recurring obsessions—interplay between past and present, memory and reality—through a spellbinding portrait of a complex father...