The Spanish cinema in the 1980s consisted of tons of wonderful films in a number of genres that film lovers shouldn’t miss any. In this post today, we suggest the top 7 among the good titles of Spanish movies in the 1980s.
The top 7 Spanish movies of the 1980s
El Lute II: mañana seré libre (1988)
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Vicente Aranda wrote and directed this 80s Spanish film, which is based on the memoirs of Eleuterio Sánchez, “El Lute,” a criminal who became famous in Spain for his jail escapes in the 1960s. Imanol Arias, Angel Pardo, and Jorge Sanz feature in the film. El Lute: camina o revienta is the sequel of El Lute: camina o revienta.
This is the story of a man struggling for his life and freedom with all his strength. Eleuterio (“El Lute”) embarks on an action-packed future, inspired by ideas of freedom and aspirations to live like his compatriots, which are ever-growing in his head. Nothing and no one will be able to stop him. The reunion with his family after fleeing the jail in Puerto de Santa Maria is only the beginning of what is to come.
Tras el cristal (1986)
Tras el cristal is an old psychological horror Spanish film directed by Agustin Villaronga and starring Günter Meisner, Marisa Paredes, and David Sust that was released in 1986. The tale concerns an ex-Nazi child molester who is now paraplegic and relies on an iron lung to survive, as inspired by Gilles de Rais’ history
A young guy posing as his new carer reveals himself to be a former Nazi victim and compels him to watch while his tormentor re-enacts his atrocities.
The picture was immensely controversial due to themes that included Nazism, pedophilia, torture, and homosexuality. Also, this classic Spanish movie was chosen to be presented at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival in February to commemorate the Teddy Awards’ 30th anniversary.
El Amor brujo (1986)
Carlos Saura wrote and directed this classic Spanish musical film. Maria Pagès directed and choreographed it in the flamenco style. The third installment of Saura’s flamenco trilogy began with Bodas de Sangre in 1981 and ended with Carmen in 1983. At the 1986 Cannes Picture Festival, the film was presented outside competition. The film is based on Manuel de Falla’s song El Amor brujo.
Candela, whom Carmelo adores, marries José in a pre-planned marriage arranged by their families. José falls in love with the vivacious Luca and sacrifices his life to protect her honor. Carmelo is wrongfully accused of murder and sentenced to several years in jail. He expresses his love for her after being liberated.
Despite the fact that Candela is now “free” to marry Carmelo, she is plagued (and fascinated) by José’s spirit, who visits every night to dance with her. While speaking with Luca, Candela discovers that José followed her even after he married her. She screams at him, but he has a firm grip on her. Ta Rosario has the answer: Lucia must dance with José, which will eternally banish his ghost. (It’s unclear if Luca truly gives up her life to join him, but she doesn’t show up again in the film after their dance sequence.)
Volver a Empezar (1982)
Volver a empezar is one of the Classic Spanish movies of the 1980s starring Antonio Ferrandis and written and directed by José Luis Garci… The tale recounts the story of a Spaniard who wins the Nobel Prize for Literature and returns to his motherland after many years of exile. Volver a Empezar, which translates to “Starting Over” in Spanish, is the original title.
The film was the first Spanish film to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1983.
In the year 1981, the renowned writer Antonio Albajara (Antonio Ferrandis) returns to Gijón, his birthplace, after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm. Albajara has been a lecturer of medieval literature at the University of California, Berkeley, for the past four decades. He has alternated between teaching and the literary work that has brought him international acclaim. Antonio is reunited with Elena, his first and greatest love, in Gijón, before being exiled during the 1937 Civil War. This visit, however, is not conclusive because the writer is suffering from a terrible and perhaps fatal ailment.
Las bicicletas son para el verano (1984)
It is a 1980s Spanish drama written by Fernando Fernán Gómez about the consequences of the Spanish Civil War on Madrid residents. Jaime Chávarri directed the popular picture, which was released the same year.
Don Luis, his wife Dolores, and their daughters, Manolita and Luisito, live in Madrid and share daily life with their maid and neighbors throughout the Civil War. Luisito asks his father to get him a bicycle despite the fact that he has failed his examinations. The circumstances, however, cause them to postpone the purchase, and the postponement, like the conflict itself, is projected to extend much longer than envisaged. The film, as well as the play from which it was adapted, depicts ordinary life throughout the conflict.
Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984)
Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari, and Claudia Gravy feature in Matt Cimber’s 1984 Spanish western comedic adventure film Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold. Yellow Hair and the Pecos Kid is an alternate title for the film.
The old Spanish movie was shot on location in Almera, especially in the Tabernas Desert, which is frequently featured in European westerns. Crown International Pictures, a low-budget action picture specialist, produced it in English and released it in the United States. It was billed as a female Indiana Jones, although it looked more like a 1940s-style Western serial, which was addressed in the opening titles. Cimber had directed Landon in Hundra the previous year.
With the help of her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid, a blonde-haired half Apache woman known as Yellow Hair seeks Mexico for a vanished temple packed with riches. They must contend with both Colonel Torres of the Mexican Army, who is also on the lookout for the gold and a clan of Indians defending it.
Los Santos Inocentes (1984)
Los Santos Inocentes is an 80s Spanish drama film directed by Mario Camus and based on the novel of the same name by Miguel Delibes. Alfredo Landa and Francisco Rabal, who both received Best Actor Awards at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, appear in the film. Before being eclipsed by La vanilla, the picture was the highest-grossing Spanish film in Spain at the time.
It was nominated for the Palme d’Or and received a Special Mention from the Ecumenical Jury at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. At the same event, Francisco Rabal and Alfredo Landa shared the Best Actor prize. In the 1996 Spanish cinema centennial, it was chosen as the third-best Spanish film by professionals and critics
Paco and Régula’s parents reside with their three children on a remote estate in Brazil. Nieves works as a maid, Quirce is serving in the military, and Charito has a serious disability. Azara, a dismissed estate employee who is obsessed with hunting birds, joins the family. He shoots the man’s pet jackdaw and throws its owner’s kid into a mental asylum in a fit of rage…
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