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Carmen & Lola : the tale of two gypsy girls and forbidden love

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  Spanish filmmaker Arantxa Echevarría feature directing debut Carmen and Lola was the first Spanish film selected  to play in the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Festival . It was a great start for this tale of forbidden teenage love which would go on to pick up several awards on the Film Festival circuit. This … Continue reading



Fin de Sigle/End of the Century  : Poem, painting or dream? 

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  For anyone who has traveled alone the first 12 wordless minutes of Fin de Sigle are so recognizably real that you don’t realize you are being set up for a love story that is not quite a poem, a painting or a dream. Gustavo, or Ocho (Juan Barberini) as he is known by his childhood … Continue reading



Be Happy The Musical : will probably make you miserable

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If you manage to sit through this whole movie, then the very thing you will certainly not be is Happy. Veteran Spanish filmmaker Ventura Pons has gathered together a very impressive European cast that include the likes of  Sian Phillips, Vicky Peña, Gary Wilmot, Billy Cullum and the entire Mallorca Gay Men Chorus who all … Continue reading



Second Star on the Right : a story of friendships

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  This is one of two lesbian dramas that Spanish filmmaker Ruth Caudeli has playing on the film festival circuit and they both share the two of the leading ladies Alejandra Lara,  and Silvia Varón. Second Star on the Right is the story of four 30-something-year-old women who have been friends since schooldays.  Now grown … Continue reading




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