Milena Smit

Milena Smit in The Snow Girl

The Snow Girl (La chica de nieve), a Spanish drama

The Snow Girl (La chica de nieve) is a dreary Spanish drama about a kidnapped child. Most of the characters are suffering from a trauma of some kind. This dead serious series teems with depressed characters, an abundance of talk about evil men, grieving parents, sexual assault victims, and frightened women and children. There are some spoilers ahead.

Penélope Cruz in Parallel Mothers

Review: Parallel Mothers with Penélope Cruz

In Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas) director Pedro Almodóvar and star Penélope Cruz team up one more time to create another fascinating story. Two parallel stories, actually. One is about facing the truth as a modern mother, and one is about uncovering the truth about Spain’s violent past.

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