Sex And Lucia (2001)

JULIO MEDEM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB

Original title:  Lucia Y El Sexo

Spain/France, 2001.  Alicia Produce, Canal+ España, Sogecine, Sogepaq, StudioCanal, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Julio Medem.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by

Julio Medem follows Lovers Of The Arctic Circle with another romance that deals with fate and destiny in the lives of los amantes. After a man has a brief fling with a woman () on a beautiful resort island, he returns to his city life unaware that she gave birth to their daughter. Later, he falls in love with a cafe waitress () who travels to the resort island to be on her own, knowing how much he had enjoyed himself during his previous stay. There she meets Nimri, now past a great tragedy in her life, and unwittingly befriends her without knowing their connection. Lots of tangles are thrown out and all our worked out evenly, though if you’re not paying attention the convoluted narrative will throw you a bit; nothing happens in sequence, instead unfolding in bits and pieces that all fit together in the end. Very erotic, and sometimes even a little moving, but what ultimately kills it is a lack of depth to the characters, none of whom are particularly likable.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2001

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s