La Spagnola


1h 30m 2001

Brief Synopsis

In a dusty backwater of Australia in the 1960s, Lola, a Spanish woman, stands out as exotic and foreign. But her husband, Ricardo, has had enough of her tempestuous ways. He heads for calmer waters with his all-Australian mistress, Wendy, and the family savings. Lola and her adolescent daughter, Luc

Film Details

Also Known As
Spagnola
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Fortissimo Films
Distribution Company
Metro Tartan Distributors; New Vision Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

In a dusty backwater of Australia in the 1960s, Lola, a Spanish woman, stands out as exotic and foreign. But her husband, Ricardo, has had enough of her tempestuous ways. He heads for calmer waters with his all-Australian mistress, Wendy, and the family savings. Lola and her adolescent daughter, Lucia are left with a goat, a flock of pigeons and one very empty refrigerator. The feisty Lola struggles on, but boy, is she angry - and plenty of that temper lands on Lucia, who like any good daughter adores her father and misses him terribly. When Lola's eccentric sister arrives, Lucia has a taste of what family life could be, but it's all too brief. Lola's passionate lust for revenge, fuelled in part by Ricardo's purchase of a shiny new automobile (not to mention blonde Wendy cruising by at the wheel), is driving a wedge between mother and daughter. Lola's procession of lovers widens the rift, especially when the oh-so-sexy Stefano seems just as interested in Lucia as her mother.

Film Details

Also Known As
Spagnola
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Fortissimo Films
Distribution Company
Metro Tartan Distributors; New Vision Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Australia's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2001).

Released in Australia September 20, 2001

Released in France March 20, 2002

Released in United Kingdom August 9, 2002

Feature directorial debut for actor Steve Jacobs.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 23 - Feb 3, 2002.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival (Closing Night) June 8-22, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 6-15, 2001.

c Atlab

Dolby

dialogue Spanish, Italian and English

subtitled English

Released in France March 20, 2002

Released in United Kingdom August 9, 2002

Released in Australia September 20, 2001