Monday, December 15, 2008


I had the honor of meeting the talented Spanish duo directors
Felix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso this weekend.
They are in town for the premier of their new film, "Los Anos Desnudos" presented as a part of "Spanish Cinema Now!"
by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
We met for brunch at the rambunctious, but lovely restaurant "Paris Commune" in the West Village Saturday afternoon.
Also attending was the talented legendary Spanish actress Bibiana Fernandez (Pedro Almodovar films), the cutting edge designer David Del Fin,
and his partner Gorka Postigo.

The film, takes place 40 years ago in an era after the fall of dictatorship in Spain, depicting the lives of 3 actresses who are typecast and in a series of rated "R" films.
The women develop a sisterhood bond after being exploited by a country still managed by machismo. It's refreshing and inspiring to see a film that takes you on a journey for an hour and a half, giving you a glimpse inside the lives of these daring, progressive, funny women who are unfortunate in love and destroyed by theirs dreams of stardom, with out all the exaggerated technology stuffed into American movies now a days. The Fashion styling is tremendous and I applaud the costume designer for doing an impeccable job at staying true to the 70's era (this alone makes the film worth watching), with white polyester jumpsuits, lapels lager than life, go-go boots that that rocked the dance floors, and colors that popped out of the screen. This Film is a must see!

"Los Anos Desnudos"
Written and directed by: Felix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso
Staring: Candela Pena, Goya Toledo, and Mar Flores

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