Beloved/Friend (1999)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  Amic/Amat

Spain, 1999.  Els Films de la Rambla, Televisión Española, Canal+ España, Televisió de Catalunya, Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura.  Screenplay by , based on his play Testament. Cinematography by .  Produced by Ventura Pons.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Ventura Pons once again presents an assortment of characters and gives them the chance to find their own happiness despite the dire circumstances they subject themselves to. A professor is in love with his student, the student hustles for money, the student gets his girlfriend pregnant, the girlfriend’s father is a good friend of the professor and is now having relationship troubles of his own with his wife. Complicated story, but in Pons’ hands it’s a constant celebration of how good it is to be a part of a community.

Toronto International Film Festival:  1999


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