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Tierra (1995)
Starring: Carmelo Gomez, Nancho Novo, Silke, Emma Suarez
Director: Julio Medem
Category: Drama, Foreign, Independent
Studio: Vanguard
122 mins



"A Wonderful Film"-LA Weekly

"An electric and mystical melodrama played out across the desolate vineyards of an unnamed region of Spain.Called in to fumigate the land after a plague of woodlice imparts a distinctive, earthy taste to the wine, Angel (Carmelo Gomez) tries vainly to keep body and soul together even as he falls in love with demure, unhappily married Angels (Emma Suarez) and in lust with the highly sexed Mari (Silke): women reflective of his own split personality.Is he insane -- or is he really connected to the cosmos?

Allegorical, absurd, but riven with palpable anguish, Tierra probes, teases and provokes.It's a startling, disquieting piece of work