||I Will Survive (Sobrevivire) [DVD](1999) DVD
In an attempt to get her life back together after the death of her boyfriend, Marga leaves her newborn son in the care of her best friend and takes a job at a video store. She quickly becomes smitten with handsome young co-worker Inaqui, but after discovering that her would-be love might be gay, Marga finds herself facing the biggest romantic dilemma of her life. Engaging Spanish dramatic comedy stars Emma Suarez, Juan Diego Botto, Mirta Ibarra. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.
Solo Mia (Mine Alone) [DVD](2001) DVD
Gritty and disturbing Spanish drama powerfully examines the tragic results of domestic violence. At first it seemed as if Joaquin and Angela were the typical yuppie couple. But when her husband's verbal attacks became physical following the birth of their first child, Angela realized that she had to take matters into her own hands in order to stop the abuse. Sergi Lopez, Paz Vega star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; "making of" documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Sex And Lucia (R-Rated Version) [DVD](2002) DVD
Julio Medem's erotically-charged drama centers on Lucia, a Madrid waitress who, after her novelist boyfriend Lorenzo is killed in an accident, visits a Mediterranean island where he once lived to recover. There, Lucia meets a guesthouse owner who was involved with Lorenzo and learns of his secret past--a past that is linked to his fiction--as she explores her own intimate desires. Paz Vega, Elena Anaya, Javier Camara star. 125 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.
Talk To Her [DVD](2002) DVD
From director Pedro Almodovar ("All About My Mother") comes this seriocomic tale of Marco and Benigno, two strangers who meet at a hospital where their would-be loves lie in comas. Bound together by their common tragedy, the men openly discuss their lives while revealing the hope, desperation and dependency that fuel them both. Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French.
The Other Side Of The Bed [DVD](2002) DVD
Reminiscent of the films of Pedro Almodovar, this engaging Spanish musical comedy follows two couples and their offbeat friends on a madcap search for romantic and sexual fulfillment. As the lovers begin secretly swapping partners, they discover all the joy, frustration and heartache brought on by deception and their shared infidelity. Ernesto Alterio, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Natalia Verbeke star. AKA: "The Wrong Side of the Bed." 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Spanish; Subtitles: English; featurette; theatrical trailers.
Spanglish [DVD](2004) DVD
The complexities of family are explored in this winning seriocomic tale from writer/director James L. Brooks ("Terms of Endearment"). After hiring Spanish-speaking housekeeper/cook Flor, neurotic Deborah continues to neglect her children and husband John. But when John befriends Flor and her teenage daughter, Deborah gets a reality check and some much-needed perspective from her alcoholic mother. Wonderful ensemble cast includes Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman and Shelbie Bruce. 130 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French.