Les Noches de Constantinopla (2002)

Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Cuba, Spain  |  
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Directed by Orlando Rojas, Las Noches of Constantinopla (The Nights of Constantinople) follows erotic fiction writer Hernan Abascal (Liberto Rabal), his sister and aspiring songstress Cristiana (María Isabel Díaz), their Uncle Jorge (Francisco Rabal), and his illegitimate son, Pachi (Vladimir Villar). This highly repressed family is largely under the control of their grandmother, Eugenia (Veronica Lynn), who resides over the household with an iron fist. When Cristiana manages to score a singing gig, the family is eager to throw themselves back into city life. However, Hernan worries doing that will ultimately kill their grandmother, which nearly happens when she falls into a coma after learning about his risqué writing. Seemingly as soon as her head hits the hospital pillow, the Abascal household goes wild.