A tragicomedy about two girlfriends, Vicky and Cristina. In Barcelona for a summer vacation, they’re drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio, a charismatic painter, who is still involved with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena.
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Seen for the first time yesterday although the DVD has been resting for 7 years in my library. A few impressions: I liked the brisk pace of the film as well as its warm colours, the casting is perfect and it was the first time that I noticed crossfade plans in a Woody Allen movie. Highly recommended.
It's not easy to create such a complex, sexy, non-judgemental, approach on what a polyamorous triangle can be like. Quite an achievement. Usually we have either moralistic takes on how certain lifestyles just don't work, or the counterpart position, the defense of a lifestyle, without the honest complexity that life always has. But in the end this is just a good, sexy, love story. And some people do live like this.