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Double Feature: U.S. Premiere! LOPE, 2010, 109 min. Dir. Andrucha Waddington brings famed Spanish playwright Lope de Vega’s passionate life to the screen. The young poet (Alberto Ammann) returns to Madrid from war and gets his foot in the door of Madrid's most important theatre troupe – quickly charming his boss's daughter. His childhood friend, Isabel de Urbina, also falls under the spell of his poems. So much seduction eventually brings misfortune and he must flee Madrid. This highly entertaining late 16th-century Madrid period film just opened in Spain. With Leonor Watling, Pilar Lopez de Ayala, Juan Diego, Luis Tosar and Antonio della Torre. An official selection of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

PAPER BIRDS (PAJAROS DE PAPEL), 2010, Hispano FoxFilms, 110 min. Dir. Emilio Aragon. A traveling vaudeville troupe struggles to stay afloat despite economic hardships in post-civil war Spain. Jorge del Pino (Imanol Arias), a former member of the resistance, and Enrique Corgo (Lluis Homar), a closeted homosexual, play a comedy duo who take in a feisty but lovable orphan named Miguel (Roger Princep). "A zesty celebration of those who entertain us," – Variety Trailer |

Discussion between films with director Emilio Aragon (PAJAROS) and Actor Antonio de la Torre (LOPE).

Official Website: http://www.lopelapelicula.com/

Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 12, 2010