Directed by Carlos Saura
Los ojos vendados
Directed by Carlos Saura • 1978 • Spain
Starring Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis Gómez, Xabier Elorriaga
Carlos Saura returns to the potent themes of trauma and repression that run through nearly all of his 1970s films that deal, in one way or another, with the psychological effects of authoritarianism. Geraldine Chaplin delivers an arresting performance as an actor playing a victim of torture in a play based in part on the 1976 Argentine coup d’état, who becomes romantically involved with the show’s director Luis (José Luis Gómez). Things take a sinister turn, however, when Luis begins receiving threatening letters demanding that he halt the production.
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Directed by Carlos Saura • 1981 • Spain
Starring Berta Socuéllamos, José Antonio Valdelomar
In making DEPRISA, DEPRISA, director Carlos Saura populated his cast with actual denizens of the Madrid streets to tell the story of youth on the edge of doom. Angela (Berta Socuéllamos) is a young waitre...
Directed by Carlos Saura • 1982 • Spain, France
Starring Assumpta Serna, Iñaki Aierra, Álvaro de Luna
Juan (Iñaki Aierra), a playwright obsessed by his torrid family history, attempts to work through the unresolved issues of his past by staging an autobiographical play entitled “Sweet Hours.” As...
Directed by Carlos Saura • 1993 • Spain
Carlos Saura's film of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992 brings a visual flair and humanism that paid excellent tribute to the Games and to the Catalan capital. The title event, the men's marathon, was chosen both as symbol and leitmotif, in par...