“El baile de la Victoria,” Fairytale or Nightmare?

To see “El baile de la Victoria,” the most recent film directed by Fernando Trueba, may well make one think that this Spanish director has decided not to include the excessive sentimentalities that the novel by Antonio Skármeta proposes and that instead he has decided to concentrate on creating a film full of exaggerated and unbelievable implausibility.

However, what a wonderfully powerful journey it takes you on if you are willing to ignore the high improbabilities. Indeed some of the scenes are so powerfully shot that the audience is tossed between fairytale and nightmare without restraint.

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