Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa made a tiny splash in 2002, when his Javier Bardem drama Mondays in the Sun beat out Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her as Spain’s official entry for the Oscars. He returns with Princesas, an ambling tale of two Madrid hookers-with-hearts-of-gold (one wants implants, the other misses her kid). The way that Aranoa so clearly venerates his lively women feels Almodóvar-esque, but the movie aims most of all to suggest that hookerdom is hell — and it’s neither realistic nor unsentimental enough to pull that off.
(Princesas: Teresa Isasi)
Genre: Drama; Starring: Micaela Nevarez, Candela Pena, Maria Elena Cordero; Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa; Author: Fernando Leon de Aranoa; Release Date Limited: 08/23/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 114; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted August 23 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
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