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13 Curses

Trece campanadas

Directed by Xavier Villaverde
Spain, 2002


Jacobo is a young sculptor that returns to native city, Santiago of Compostela, to see his mother, locked up a psychiatric hospital for to kill to her husband, when he believed she dead years ago.

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13 Curses Directed by Xavier Villaverde

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    The narrative conclusion excluded, intelligent direction results in a captivating character study of a young sculptor facing the pressures to surpass his father's work. Villaverde smartly builds tensions between artistic obsession, father-ghostly possession and schizophrenia to arrive at the portraiture of internalized artistic struggle that is rendered terror-realism when he recognizes his complicity in murder.

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