Begin the Beguine (film)

Volver a Empezar
File:Volver a Empezar.jpg
Film poster
Directed by José Luis Garci
Produced by José Luis Garci
Written by José Luis Garci
Angel Llorente
Starring Antonio Ferrandis
Encarna Paso
Music by Johann Pachelbel
Cole Porter
Cinematography Manuel Rojas
Editing by Miguel González Sinde
Studio Nickel Odeón
Release date(s)Template:Plainlist
Running time 87 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Box office ESP 190,713,512 (Spain)

Begin the Beguine (Spanish: Volver a Empezar) is a 1982 Spanish film written and directed by José Luis Garci, starring Antonio Ferrandis. The plot follows the story of a Spaniard who returns to his homeland after many years in exile when he wins the Nobel Prize in literature. Its original Spanish title is Volver a Empezar, which means Starting Again.

The film won the 1982 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,[1] and was the first Spanish film to do so.

Plot

It is the year 1981, the famous writer Antonio Albajara (Antonio Ferrandis) arrives at Gijón, his hometown, from Stockholm, where he has just received the Nobel Prize in Literature. For forty years, Albajara has been a professor of medieval literature at the University of Berkeley, California. He has alternated his teaching with the literary production that has given him worldwide fame. In Gijón, Antonio is reunited with Elena, his first and great love, before he was forced to his exile in 1937 Civil War. However, this visit is not definitive because a serious and deadly disease affects the writer.

Cast

  • Antonio Ferrandis - Antonio Albajara
  • Encarna Paso - Elena
  • Agustín González - Gervasio Losada
  • José Bódalo - Roxu
  • Marta Fernández Muro - Carolina
  • Pablo Hoyos - Ernesto

Awards

See also

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

Template:Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film

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