Paella Today! (2017)

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In Valencia, Spain paella is much more than a dish; it's part of the identity of every resident.


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5 July 2019 | ma-cortes
| This is an agreeable as well as uneven romance story , being well set in the city of Valencia
Funny, commercial and comfortable Comedy with entertainment and amusement .It contains contemporary human relationships , emotion , amusing events , adding two beloved romance stories . These elements provide the setting for this piece of enjoyable happenings , giving it its own special quality and ambient . Pep (Pablo Rivero) and Vicent (Pau Gregori) are two good friends living at a wide flat in Valencia . Friendly Pep is a painter and likeable Vicent is a tourist guide . Along the way they make lunch and specially make tasty Peallas . Then , Pep meets the girl of her life called Lola (Olga Alamán) , an old flame from childhood , and she falls for Vicent , subsequently , she makes love with Pep . This loving triangle will change the live of the intimate couple formed by Pep and Vincent , also affecting Lola . As main actors fall in love among them , and all of whom discover their mutual liking and attraction ; to complicate things there are other peculiar roles as Lolita Flores who is Lola's mother , the Chinese cook played by Alberto Jo Lee and Pablo Carbonell as a presenter of a noisy Paellas contest . And then Lola disappears , later on , at a Paella contest Lola shows up , but she is pregnant . Who is the father her child ? . In Valencia, Spain paella is much more than a dish; it's part of the identity of every inhabitant .

Entertaining as well as tender screenplay dealing with a triangular romance , love , family , gays , Paellas and many others things . This is an attractive as well as charming love story in less than 100 minutes of length and yet with an air of naturalness and credibility rarely match . This is a lightful look at the Valencia of the 2017 that takes our protagonists into twisted situations , as they become involved into triangular dramas , though some scenes do not make much sense . Fun Spanish comedy with emotions , thrills , abstract incidents , silly messes , humor and some loving scenes . It revolves around the loving problems of two lovely friends and an extremely liberal girl and many other things . Some situations are laugh out loud ridiculous and the story proceeds at a breakneck speed that flags , at times . Concerning about the youthful cycle of life , the progression of time, conflicted choices, anguish , deception, fate, forbidden yearnings, unappeased desires and nature. The engaging script which uses bemusing incidents to give us a charming movie and that kept you entertained for the almost 90 minutes of duration . The film is full of nice moments , tenderness , with attractive but also twisted relationships . This warm film is pretty well , even if has an uneven plot flowing throughout, containing up and down developing . This a vibrant and feeling flick with enjoyable and sympathetic scenes, though excessive dialogue , it gets together drama and comedy : dramedy, though it is more comedy than drama . It stars the sympathetic actor Pablo Rivero who has already a long career , being specially famous for ¨Cuentame¨ series , and acting in various films such as : Viral , Neckan , De tu ventana a la mía , Tres metros sobre el cielo , El Ciclo Dreyer , Expulsados 1609, la tragedia de los moriscos, La noche del hermano , El Chocolate del Loro , Clara y Elena, as well as several TV series . He is well accompanied by Pau Gregori and Olga Alamán . And other secondaries as Albert Jo Lee , Lolita Flores and Pablo Carbonel .

There stands out the colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Gabo Guerra , being shot on location in Valencia , showing the usual ancient monuments : squares , Churches , Cathedral , Door and other sightseeing . The motion picture was professionally directed by César Sabater and financed by Comunidad Valencia . He is a good craftsman who has wriitten and directed some shorts as Cinema verité , Primera Vegada , The End and Primer premio ; being his only movie this Paella Today .

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