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16th Century Spain. Gifted young playwright Lope de Vega returns to Madrid from the war filled with ambition, eager to live, to write, to make his dreams a reality… Penniless, he is forced to work as a humble copyist. Lope falls for Elena, his boss’s ravishing daughter. His well-connected boss, who runs the most successful theatre troupe in the city, would never approve of the liaison, so the affair is kept secret. But Elena has another secret: she’s already married. When Lope finds out, he asks her to end her marriage and make their love public. But Elena refuses. Wounded, he is tempted to play along with the one woman who can bring his vision to the stage, but his passion burns stronger than his ambition, and he publicly exposes the hypocrisy of Elena and her father. Furious, they accuse him of slander. With the Law on his heels, Lope must flee. Only his rediscovered childhood friend, the beautiful Isabel, can help him. But she too has a secret – she’s in love with Lope. And if she is to help him, she has her own conditions… she must go with him. As they travel the road to freedom together, Lope discovers his own true love. But fate is not yet finished with him… Andrucha Waddington’s spectacular romantic epic tells the incredible story of the life and loves of immortal dramatist and incorrigible adventurer Lope de Vega y Carpio…

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Un joven soldado regresa de la guerra al Madrid en construcción del siglo XVI. Como cientos de jóvenes, aún no tiene claro el camino que quiere seguir. Mientras lucha por sus inquietudes y ambiciones, dos mujeres se cruzan en su vida: una liberal, empresaria de éxito; la otra noble, soñadora. Junto al amor se le presenta la aventura y mientras aprende lo que de verdad significa amar, es perseguido por la justicia, encarcelado y amenazado por sicarios hasta esconderse en el puerto de Lisboa, donde se está preparando el mayor ejército naval que haya contemplado el mar. Un relato de amor y aventuras tremendamente actual, sobre un joven Lope de Vega, un hombre que supo enamorar y contar las historias mejor que nadie.

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Un análisis sobre ‘Soy Cuba’ una superproducción soviética de los años 60 que fue rodada en Cuba y que permaneció desconocida hasta la década de los 90.

An analysis on ‘Soy Cuba’ surplus Soviet of the 60s that was filmed in Cuba and remained unknown until the 90s.

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Isolda, Dolores’s aunt, sends 5,000 dollars from her house in Rio de Janeiro to her niece in Havana so that she can set up a restaurant – something they both desperately want to do.

Dolores doesn’t know that the dollars are travelling camouflaged in the heel of a dance shoe. The shoes arrive in Havana but they are exchanged time and time again for different things and by different people, although nobody has the slightest idea what is hidden inside them.

When Dolores finds out, she does everything she can to get them back, turning all Havana up-side-down, with the help of her friends José, a Spanish fortune-seeker who pretends he is Cuban to survive and the slightly disturbed Mercedes, a former housekeeper who is also diabetic.

Isolda, tía de Dolores, envía a su sobrina a La Habana 5.000 dólares desde su casa en Río de Janeiro, para que pueda montar el restaurante que tanto desean ambas. Dolores no sabe que los dólares viajan camuflados en el tacón de unos zapatos de baile.

Los zapatos llegan a La Habana, pero son canjeados una y otra vez por diversos artículos y distintas personas, sin que nadie sepa lo que esconden en su interior. Cuando Dolores se entera, intenta recuperarlos a toda costa, revolviendo toda La Habana, ayudada por su amigo José, un buscavidas español que se hace pasar por cubano para sobrevivir y Mercedes, antigua ama de llaves, diabética y algo trastornada.

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