Celestina

La Celestina

Director: Gerardo Vera

Cast: Gerardo Vera, Penélope Cruz, Juan Diego Botto, Maribel Verdú

     
 

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This is a film of the dramatic Spanish language novel Celestina, written in 1499. In many ways, it resembles Romeo and Juliet, particularly in the need for secrecy in the wooing of a beloved and the troubles resulting from that secrecy. Callisto (Juan Diego Botto) enlists the aid of his roguish servants and the mature woman Celestina (Terele Pavez) to

Overview

This is a film of the dramatic Spanish language novel Celestina, written in 1499. In many ways, it resembles Romeo and Juliet, particularly in the need for secrecy in the wooing of a beloved and the troubles resulting from that secrecy. Callisto (Juan Diego Botto) enlists the aid of his roguish servants and the mature woman Celestina (Terele Pavez) to help him win the heart of Melibea (Penelope Cruz). In gratitude for Celestina's efforts, he rewards her with a sentimentally valuable article of clothing. When Callisto's two jealous servants hear of this, they try to get Celestina to give them what they feel is their "share" for their efforts on Callisto's behalf. Failing in this, they kill Celestina. Her friends discover her corpse and vow to get revenge for her murder, but it is Callisto whom they blame for it, not his miserable servants.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
UPC:
0634991124737
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lolafilms Home Ent
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Special Features

Presented in 2.35:1 aspect ratio; Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1; English subtitles; Scene selections; Feature promo; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Penélope Cruz Melibea
Juan Diego Botto Calisto
Maribel Verdú Areusa
Terele Pavez Celestina
Jordi Mollà Parmeno
Nancho Novo Sempronio
Candela Peña Elicia
Maribel Berdu Actor
Nathalie Sesena Actor
Carlos Fuentes Actor

Technical Credits
Gerardo Vera Director,Screenwriter
Rafael Azcona Screenwriter
Fernando de Garcillan Associate Producer
Andrés Vicente Gómez Producer
Ana Alvar González Production Designer
Sonia Grande Costumes/Costume Designer
José Luis Lopez-Linares Cinematographer
Miguel Rejas Sound/Sound Designer
Pedro del Rey Editor
Joaquín Rodrigo Score Composer
Antonio Saura Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- La Celestina
1. Going to Church [9:23]
2. La Celestina [6:43]
3. An Old Acquaintance [7:56]
4. A Visit to Melibea [5:27]
5. Checking Progress [5:43]
6. Matchmaking [11:54]
7. Convincing Melibea [9:41]
8. A Meeting in the Night [3:57]
9. Unfair Dealings [9:39]
10. A Lover's Rendezvous [5:12]
11. A Devious Seduction [8:54]
12. In Desperation [8:14]

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