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Mararia

by Ariane Films

Synopsis

Set amidst the austere volcanic splendor of Spain’s island of Lanzarote, this period piece successfully vacillates between drama and romance as it follows the obsession felt by two very different men for an innocent but seductive local girl.

The tale is set in a ramshackle island village during the Spanish Civil War. No sooner does young, conservative, and high-minded Dr. Fermin arrive at the pueblo than he is under Mararia’s bewitching spell. Freewheeling, roguish English surveyor Bertrand has traveled to the area to research for the Royal Geographic Society. Mararia quickly enchants him, and they become lovers. When Mararia becomes pregnant with Bertrand’s child, the stage is set for tragedy.

Awards

1999 Goya Awards
Won, Goya Best Cinematography (Juan Ruiz Anchia)

4 Nominations including:
Best New Actress, Goya Toledo
Best Screenplay Adapted (Antonio José Betancor/Carlos álvarez)

1999 Miami Hispanic Film Festival
Best Film (Antonio José Betancor)

Credits

Carmelo Gómez
Fermin
Iain Glen
Bertrand
Ulises Hernández
D. Antonio
Goya Toledo
Mararia
Mirta Ibarra
Herminia
José Manuel Cervino
Marcial
Manuel Manquiña
Geito
Francisco Casares
D. Leandro
Miguel Alonso
Isidoro
Cyra Toledo
Doña Mercedes
Gloria del Toro
Carmen
Juli Mira
Sebastián
Antonio Dechent
Lázaro
José Basista
Alfonso
Chamaida Santana
Sarito
Juan Carlos Romero
Jesusito
Serapio Rojas
Manuel
Carlos Quintana
Pereyra
Manuel Bermejo
Tresguerras
Juan Vicente Linacero
Marinero
Director
Antonio José Betancor
Writer
Carlos Álvarez
Writer (novel)
Rafael Arozarena
Writer(screenplay)
Antonio José Betancor
Producer
Andrés Santana
Cinematographer
Juan Ruiz Anchia


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This touching romance boasts fine performances from the cast.