El Libro de Buen Amor (1975)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film, Romance  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Northern Europeans have The Canterbury Tales and The Decameron, which are collections of stories written in the Middle Ages that paint a ribald and humorous picture of the amorous and other adventures of travelers in those times. Spain has El Libro de Buen Amor, written in the 14th century by the Archpriest of Hita, John Ruiz. This movie, starring Patxi Andion, a pop singer of the mid 1970s, retells several of its tales based on the courtship of a poet (Andion) and a noblewoman (Blanca Estrada) amid family opposition and the Black Plague.

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aristocracy, courtship, love, poet, royalty, wealth