(out of 5)
Original title: Las Cosas Del Querer
Spanish Civil War-era drama features a love triangle between three performers. Ángela Molina has an instant connection with Ángel de Andrés López and they begin to perform together while maintaining a personal relationship. Enter Manuel Bandera as a man who catches Molina’s eye but is personally more geared towards the gentlemen, a dangerous thing considering the political climate. Bandera and Molina make a terrific dancing team onstage, but behind the scenes their situations are quite different. Similar to Ay, Carmela!, though not zesty enough without a performer of Carmen Maura’s caliber.
Directed by Jaime Chavarri
Cinematography by Hans Burmann
Music by Gregorio Garcia Segura
Costume Design by Jose Maria Garcia Montes
Film Editing by Pedro del Rey