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3.1
8 Ratings

Opera Prima

Directed by Fernando Trueba
France, Spain, 1980
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Matias meets Violeta, his cousin (“prima”) one morning in Madrid at the Plaza de Opera. He is twenty-five. She is 18. He’s a divorced journalist trying to write a thriller. Many things separate them, but he moves into her apartment.

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Opera Prima Directed by Fernando Trueba

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1980 | 2 wins including: AGIS Award

Chicago International Film Festival

1980 | Winner: Best First Feature Film (Silver Hugo)

What are people saying?

  • tsiulang's rating of the film Opera Prima

    Muy americanizada y fácil de ver. Gran e inmediata influencia de la película "Annie Hall" de Woody Allen, y en general, de su estilo; la construcción de personajes, sus ideales y cuestionamientos, los movimientos de cámara, etc. Trueba plasma de una manera muy simple la huída de los personajes de la pesadez y lo cotidiano, quienes evaden el día a día a través de situaciones románticas y trivialidades.