Directed by Luis García Berlanga
Boyfriend in Sight
Directed by Luis García Berlanga • 1954 • Spain
Starring Josette Arno, Jorge Vico, Julia Caba Alba
The often unruly in-betweenness of adolescence is the subject of this bittersweet comedy from director Luis García Berlanga. It’s the summer of 1918 and fifteen-year-old Loli (Josette Arno) has been whisked away by her parents to a beach resort with the hope of finding her a suitable husband. But her parents’ meddling ways soon incite backlash from Loli’s friends, who launch a youthful rebellion against adulthood on her behalf.
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