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The Age of Beauty

  • Belle Epoque © EFE

    Belle Epoque © EFE



Feature film

Original title

Belle Epoque




Fernando Trueba

This life-affirming comedy, set in the days prior to the proclamation of the Second Republic in Spain, won, among other awards, the Oscar for the best foreign film.

Fernando, an ex-seminarian and a deserter, hides in the house of Manolo, an old, open-minded painter, and they becomes friends. On the day Fernando is to leave, Manolo’s four daughters arrive in Madrid to spend a few days with their father. When Fernando sees them at the train station, he changes his mind and decides to stay. In the days that follow, Fernando will succumb to each girl’s charms.


Technical specifications

Rafael Azcona

Penélope Cruz, Ariadna Gil, Miriam Díaz Aroca, Maribel Verdú, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Agustín González, Chus Lampreave, Gabino Diego

José Luis Alcaine

Antoine Duhamel

108 minutes

Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film in 1993; Goya Best Film Award


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