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TV series and films to help you improve your Spanish

El 29 de agosto de 2019 en For Students por | Sin comentarios

Dolor y gloria (English title: Pain and Glory)

It is a 2019 Spanish drama film directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar. It stars Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penélope Cruz, Julieta Serrano and Leonardo Sbaraglia. The film narrates a series of reencounters of Salvador Mallo, a film director in his decline. Some of these reencounters are physical, some others are remembered: his childhood in the 1960s, when he emigrated together with his family to Paterna in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in Madrid in the 1980s, the pain of the breakup of this relationship, writing as a therapy to forget, the premature discovery of cinema, facing the impossibility of continuing filming, etc.

In cinemas across the UK.

 

La casa de papel (English title: Money Heist)

A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.

Watch it on Netflix

 

 

Elisa y Marcela (English title: Elisa & Marcela)

It is a 2019 Spanish biographical romantic drama film directed by Isabel Coixet. Starring Natalia de Molina and Greta Fernández, the film tells the story of Elisa Sánchez Loriga and Marcela Gracia Ibeas, two women who passed as a heterosexual couple in order to marry in 1901 at Church of Saint George in A Coruña becoming the first same-sex matrimony recorded in Spain.

Watch it on Netflix

 

Las chicas del cable (English title: Cable Girls)

It is a Spanish period drama web television series. It stars Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Blanca Suárez and Maggie Civantos. In 1928, a modern telecommunications company begins to operate in Madrid. The series tells the turn in life that four young women take when they start working for this company. The four of them feel attached in different ways, to their families, their partners, or their memories. Part of the focus of the show is the hardships working women faced in the 1920s.

Watch it on Netflix

 

El ministerio del tiempo (English title: The Ministry of Time)

It is a Spanish fantasy television series created by Javier and Pablo Olivares. The series follows the exploits of a patrol of the fictional Ministry of Time, which deals with incidents caused by time travel.

Watch it on Netflix

 

La casa de las Flores (English title: The House of Flowers)

It is a Mexican comedy-drama web television series created by Manolo Caro. It depicts a dysfunctional upper-class Mexican family that owns a prestigious flower shop

Watch it on Netflix

 

Cuéntame cómo pasó (English title: Remember When)

It is a Spanish television drama series which has been broadcast on La 1 of Televisión Española since 2001. It is the longest running prime-time series in the history of television in Spain.

Watch it on A la Carta-RTVE

 

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