Sex and Lucia

  • 128'
  • Spain
  • 2001
Lucia, an attractive waitress from Madrid, hears on the phone that her boyfriend Lorenzo has been killed in an accident. Lorenzo wrote books somewhere on an idyllic island in the Mediterranean. After the accident, the desperate Lucia decides to go to the island. There she meets Elena (Najwa Nimri, from Los amantes de circulo polar) and Carlos (Daniel Freire). Lucia does not know that they both knew Lorenzo. Elena also had a relationship years before with Lorenzo: she spent one romantic night with him, but couldn't find him when nine months later she had a child: Luna. But Luna is no longer alive. Lucia slowly starts to find out more about the past of Elena and Carlos, and she is reminded of the subject of a book that Lorenzo wrote before she met him. Reality and fiction start to get mixed up.As we have been led to expect from Medem (Vacas, Los amantes del circulo polar), Lucía y el sexo is visually overwhelming. Chance, nature and the elements (in this case mainly sun and water) again play an important role. In the excellent cast, the enchanting Paz Vega in Spain best known as a sitcom star is an excellent choice with her Bambi eyes. And indeed, there is plenty of sex in the film.
Director
Julio Medem
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2002
Length
128'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Lucía y el sexo
Language
Spanish
Producers
Sogecine, Fernando Bovaira, Enrique López Lavigne
Sales
Sogepaq
Screenplay
Julio Medem
Cast
Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Paz Vega
Local Distributor
A-Film Distribution