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  • Summary: When her husband becomes ill and needs an operation, a provincial Spanish woman moves in with her estranged adult daughter in an unfamiliar city.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Alternately heart-wrenching, dismaying, raw and even funny, Solas is ultimately a wonderfully warm and embracing experience.
  2. Unsparing and uplifting - a wickedly difficult combination to pull off, but one that gives the film an emotional weight that's impossible to dismiss.
  3. A beautifully acted and deeply compassionate study of ordinary people coping with the vicissitudes of life.
  4. Zambrano shows an impressive sensitivity toward his actors and their characters and never allows hopelessness to quash hope in this lovely film.
  5. Reviewed by: Marta Barber
    75
    Digs deep into the roots of female fortitude.
  6. After all of its sadness, a tender redemptive glow.
  7. 50
    Fernandez is excellent as the maladjusted daughter, but the film's heart and soul is embodied in Galina's noble, understated performance.

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  1. AmurabiM.
    Apr 10, 2006
    6
    call this intimist cinema not escapism. this movie is so intimate that it feels claustrophobic. zambrano´s movie is so splendidly acted than naturalism feels very close. but it feels like copied from another. it feels like a cynic tearjerker despite all its achievements. Expand