Julian, a single doctor, falls in love with Elena, a beautiful blond married to his childhood friend. One day, he meets a young nurse who could be Elena’s double, but with brown hair. –Cannes Film Festival
Ranked among Europe’s elite filmmakers, Carlos Saura had his greatest impact in the late ‘60s and early ’70s when his often politically charged films revitalized Spanish cinema. Like his mentor Luis Buñuel, Saura freely blends reality with the macabre and an often grotesque surrealism to create worlds in which reality is subjective. Saura was born the second of four children in Huesca, Spain. His father was a lawyer, his mother a pianist, and his brother, Antonio, grew up to become a noted abstract expressionist painter. In 1935, Saura’s family weathered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid. The war had a tremendous impact on Saura, and snippets of his vivid, often terrifying memories would later appear in his films. As a young man, Saura briefly studied engineering but at age 18 left school to become a professional freelance photographer. Specializing in photographing dancers and musicians, Saura made a name for himself and even staged two one-man exhibitions, the second of which featured… read more
Um médico provinciano de vida íntima e carreira modestas embarca num estado de inveja e ciúme quiando um amigo de infância reaparece, mais bem-sucedido, na companhia de uma linda jovem. Assim como no laudado drama familiar Elisa, Minha Vida, a apreciação do filme aumentará à medida que o espectador se interessar pelos personagens e os dilemas que os acompanham.
Esta Peppermint Frappe es uno de los trabajos mas conocidos de la primera etapa del director Carlos Saura, en el cual, mediante la historia de un torcidamente fraternal triangulo amoroso, el director, acorde a sus propios intereses y obsesiones, consigue una especie de hibrido entre el Vertigo de Alfred Hitchcock y algunos guiños de ojo hacia el cine de Luis Buñuel, además de algunos certeros apuntes sobre la burguesia y la misoginia predominantes en la sociedad de los años 60. Destaca la participación de la entonces muy joven y bella Geraldine Chaplin, quién, al contrario de lo esperado, desarrolló una interesane carrera en el cine europeo, muy particularmente en España.