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Princesses (Princesas)

  • 2005
  • Spain
  • 113 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa
  • Cast: Candela Peña, Micaela Nevárez, Mariana Cordero

Gritty but humorous look at the interlocked destinies of two Madrid prostitutes. Both Peña and Nevárez are utterly convincing in their roles, giving naturalistic rather than showy performances. Aranoa manages to champion the plight of these two women without descending into didacticism, while still criticising society for forcing them into their age-old trade.

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Princesses (Princesas)

13 Dec 20074 stars

(18) 113min

Madrid-born and bred filmmaker Fernando León Aranoa confirms himself as Spain’s answer to Ken Loach with this affecting but unsentimental, gritty but humorous drama about a pair of prostitutes eking out a living in the Spanish capital. Just as Aranoa’s…

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