1960s Australia. Lola a beautiful Spanish woman, is defiantly serving chorizos in a land of roast lamb and beer. A comedy of sex, love and survival in the outback with plenty of Mediterranean temper - 'Love doesn't feed you’.
What the critics said about La Spagnola (The Spanish Woman) -
“Risky, brave and ultimately moving.”
“… a must-see.“
“La Spagnola is Marceli’s tour de force…. She manages to become the rarest of cinematic visions — a female character who owns herself (her beauty, her space, her triumphs and tragedies),…”
THE TIMES London
Film of the week
“darkly thwarted sensuality… an original piece of work.”
“Lola Marceli is FABULOUS…the entire cast is TERRIFIC … it sizzles with imaginative craft and filmmaking.”
“ …a biting black comedy...richly rewarding…”
The Daily Telegraph
“…BOY, DOES IT VIBRATE WITH LIFE…It’s harsh, funny, vulgar, shocking and unsentimental…”
Sydney Morning Herald
“The most wicked and enchantingly sexy culinary scenes ever filmed.”
“…witty and wonderful…”
“…one of the boldest ever produced in this country…Lola Marceli is outstanding…Alice Ansara is simply brilliant…”
*Won 3 International Film Audience Awards as best film at; LAS PALMAS (Spain), NASHVILLE (U.S.A) and MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG (Germany).
* Was Australia's official entry in the Foreign Language Film Category in the 2002 Academy Awards.
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