The Things Of Love (1989)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5

Original title:  Las Cosas Del Querer

Spain, 1989.  Compañía Iberoamericana de TV, Lince Films S.A., Productora Andaluza de Programas S.A., Televisión Española.  Story by , , Dialogue by Jaime Chavarri, , Lazaro Irazabal.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Spanish Civil War-era drama features a love triangle between three performers. has an instant connection with and they begin to perform together while maintaining a personal relationship. Enter 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.

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