Sex and LuciaDirector: Julio Medem
Sex and Lucia conveys numerous stunning images with colors that shine brightly on this 2.35:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer. The digital photography does lead to a significant amount of hazy shots, especially during the darker moments. The melodic score springs effectively from the entire sound field of the 5.1 channel Dolby Digital transfer. The complexity is not remarkable, but significant power does exist here. This disc also contains a 2.0 channel Dolby Digital transfer, which is more narrow but still works adequately. This release includes an informative 25-minute behind-the-scenes documentary that discusses all the film's major elements. Director Julio Medem speaks about the story's origins and many of the key themes. Everyone appears very proud of their work, but it never becomes annoying promotional fluff. The documentary's interviews exist in more detail in a separate section, which runs for about 17 minutes. Additional production footage is available in the soundtrack area, which provides basic information and three of the prominent songs. A small photo gallery also includes 36 pictures that contain both filming and screen photos. The remaining extras include biographies for all the key participants, several trailers, and web links. The two Sex and Lucia previews come from the U.S. and Spain, and vary considerably in the content they present. Trailers for The Believer and The Last Minute are also available.
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Cast & Crew
|Polo Aledo||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ana Cassina||Executive Producer|
|Kiko de la Rica||Cinematographer|
|Alberto Iglesias||Score Composer|
|Enrique Lopez Lavigne||Producer|
|Estibaliz Markiegi||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Agustin Peinado||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Monserrat Sanz||Art Director|
|Santiago Thevenet||Sound/Sound Designer|
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This film delves into the mysteries that underpin our relationships and the work of authors. Sex is just the fun part of the webs we weave, whilst actually making them more intricate. Elena's line ''It's just sex.'' after describing the size of Carlos' 'organ' couldn't be further from the truth, and as a viewer we come to understand this fact. In this the film succeeds, and as art describing the complexity of Lorenzo's art it also is a triumph. Great performances and direction from a gifted director make this a fulfilling film that does the script justice.
Sex and Lucia is a fabulous movie; if you can tolerate subtitles or speak Spanish, you'll love it. The insight provided by this film is multifaceted. It delves into relationships, writing, separation, true love, true lust, and tons of other ideas. I recommend this movie across the board. (be forewarned, though, it is VERY sexually charged)
I just stumbled across this movie in the foreign section of my local video store and rented it on a whim. My girlfriend and I were captivated by this film, and I ran out and bought it right away. I don't know why it didn't make a splash here, because it's an incredibly successful combination of eroticism and exploration of deep philosophical questions that should resonate with any young person. And it's beautifully photographed in the sun-drenched Mediterranian. This film is a must see.
I could just stop with the headline, "Paz Vega!" and let it go at that. However, the film, in addition to being exceedingly erotic, makes us think about how an artist weaves together intellect, emotion, eroticism, and more. Sometimes almost surrealistic in a way that provokes thought.