An independent cinema darling and Cannes Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker, Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz), is approached by an ageing, ailing business mogul Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) to make a film that he hopes will be his legacy for the world.

Although intended as an adaptation of a much-loved literary work, Lola Cuevas has more experimental intentions than some turgid piece of heritage cinema. Given full reigns over the casting – Humberto Suárez’s only condition was that she choose ‘the best’ – she pits acclaimed but stiflingly snobbish ‘Actor’ Ivan Torres (Oscar Martínez) against handsome but superficial screen icon Felix Rivero (Antonio Banderas), believing that the inevitable tension between the two can only help the film’s dynamic. She couldn’t be more right.

Playful and wildly entertaining
Fizzy, frenzied inventiveness

This film is distributed by Curzon

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