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14 Ratings

To Begin Again

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Directed by José Luis Garci
Spain, 1982


After decades of self-imposed exile since Spain’s civil war, Nobel Prize-winning author Antonio Albajara pays a visit to his hometown. During his nostalgic stopover, he returns to his old haunts and crosses paths with a former flame (Encarna Paso).

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To Begin Again Directed by José Luis Garci

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1983 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

Montréal World Film Festival

1982 | Winner: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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  • SiIencio's rating of the film To Begin Again

    Chaste, discreet, restrained melodrama winner of the Foreign Language Film at the 1983 Academy Awards. It seems somehow puzzling how this film, with its puritan and mawkish feel, could have been recognised with such an international acclaim however it might also have reflected quite well the taste of the Hollywood Academy at the time, for their own sins.

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