Barroco (1989)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Drama, Historical Film  |   Countries - Cuba, Mexico, Spain  |  
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Also known as Baroque, this Spanish-Cuban-Mexican film stars Francisco Rabal and Angela Molina. An exercise in allegory and symbolism, the film traces the history of Spain, from the days of the conquistadors onward. Somehow, all this logically concludes in a modern disco. Adapted from a novel by Alejo Carpenter Barroco is told in prismatic form without dialogue, a neat trick if you can pull it off -- which filmmaker Paul Leduc does, and with assurance.

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