Sex and Lucía (18)

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Lorenzo (Ulloa) is blocked. His book editor suggests he write about a sexual tryst his friend has told him about, an anonymous one-night stand of some years previously. 'Put lots of sex in it,' the editor urges him. Their meeting is interrupted by a beautiful young woman, Lucía (Vega), who confesses she has been watching him for some time, since she fell in love with his first novel. Maybe if they spent some time together, he could grow to love her too? 'I think I just did,' he tells her. Sex and love are the dual starting points for the entwined plot strands of another Medem walk in the woods, though the movie itself begins later, fanning outwards and backwards, teasing with its secrets. Medem likes to disorient; his characters like to challenge each other too. Conversation is playful and exploratory: in a word, flirtatious. There's lots of sex here - exuberant, ecstatic, exhibitionist, giving way to a more damaging hedonism, a guilty quasi-incestuous betrayal which almost chokes the movie halfway through - yet this mysterious, surprising and ravishingly beautiful film rights itself triumphantly in an intoxicatingly romantic last act of redemption and resurrection.
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18

UK release:

2001

Duration:

128 mins

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Tom

Sex and Lucia fancies itself as an erotic journey for adults. Sadly it frequently arrives in more the shape of an artsy Mexican soap opera. It is limitless surfaces with limited substance, with the convoluted sense of timeline and structure an artsy stand-in for having something to say about the potential destructiveness about sex and love (Hiroshima, Mon Amour this ain't). Rather than gain insight the characters walllow in self-pity, made worse by a ludicrous plotline in which an author searches for connection to a love-child born of a one night tryst. Lucia is overlong and laden with heavy handed symbolism, with the final sequence veering to the maudlin. For a more insightful lens of love and sex (and to avoid looking like a complainer): Scenes from a Marriage, Lantana, Little Children, Last Tango...

usman

the goya winner for paz vaga is a revolutionary movie even for european cinema which is much more sophisticated and morally liberated in perspectives of sexual themes then the medieval and primitive anglo-saxon approach to carnal desires - a sexual adventure in the realms of delight extending the imagination of physical existence- sex here is an essential protagonist as the cast vwhich is as vital as existence itself as the two are co-extant and synonymous or even better described euphemistically as source of spirituality . mr medems fragmented narrative is a extension into the realms of existence where love submerges into sex to create the perfect moment ,it is elusive but it can be yhe focus of your existence . it becomes the ultimate quest for existence and a surreal abundance of the reality of profanity itself . medem makes the theme of sex into a sacred and spiritual metaphor which piques ,provokes and eternally satisfies his fragmented narrative of a series of sexual experiences suffered and indulged in pain and pleasure for me are an excursion and adventure into the realm of so called perversion . but it is only the curiosity of his protagonists to satisfy their quest for life itself which drives their very passion for existence and experiment. medem has used the medium as a superb illusion in the form of paz vega and daniel friere who make this into a memory etched into your mind for a lifetime . lucia returns to ocean persistently as the source which emanates life itself in a quest for self discovery , this is an artistic masterpiece which is so sophisticated carnal and yet subtle in its discovey of fetish itself . i was stunned when i saw it first and thought about it for weeks and it still haunts my mind and life as it mirrors our own experiences in a haunting manner which can rarely be duplicated on screen ,

usman

the goya winner for paz vaga is a revolutionary movie even for european cinema which is much more sophisticated and morally liberated in perspectives of sexual themes then the medieval and primitive anglo-saxon approach to carnal desires - a sexual adventure in the realms of delight extending the imagination of physical existence- sex here is an essential protagonist as the cast vwhich is as vital as existence itself as the two are co-extant and synonymous or even better described euphemistically as source of spirituality . mr medems fragmented narrative is a extension into the realms of existence where love submerges into sex to create the perfect moment ,it is elusive but it can be yhe focus of your existence . it becomes the ultimate quest for existence and a surreal abundance of the reality of profanity itself . medem makes the theme of sex into a sacred and spiritual metaphor which piques ,provokes and eternally satisfies his fragmented narrative of a series of sexual experiences suffered and indulged in pain and pleasure for me are an excursion and adventure into the realm of so called perversion . but it is only the curiosity of his protagonists to satisfy their quest for life itself which drives their very passion for existence and experiment. medem has used the medium as a superb illusion in the form of paz vega and daniel friere who make this into a memory etched into your mind for a lifetime . lucia returns to ocean persistently as the source which emanates life itself in a quest for self discovery , this is an artistic masterpiece which is so sophisticated carnal and yet subtle in its discovey of fetish itself . i was stunned when i saw it first and thought about it for weeks and it still haunts my mind and life as it mirrors our own experiences in a haunting manner which can rarely be duplicated on screen ,

usman khawaja

r .medems fragmented narrative is a series of sexual adventures for people who suffer as much as they indulge in pleasure with the glorious and tedious instrument of sex . it extends the realms of sexual experience from the known to the mysterious confines of so-called perversion . sex here is the main protagonist as vital as thehuman existence which are mutually co extant. the surrreal abundance of the reality of profanity in its virtual reality which comes from the quest of love in the metaphor of sex itself . medem makes the theme of sex into a sacred spiritual form which piques and provokes but satisfies our primal instincts . vega and friere and ulloa are too real in the quest for an extended experience etched as a vague but elusive moment which becomes the focus of your whole existence in the moment where love and sex merge and perfection is created in human existence .

usman khawaja

r .medems fragmented narrative is a series of sexual adventures for people who suffer as much as they indulge in pleasure with the glorious and tedious instrument of sex . it extends the realms of sexual experience from the known to the mysterious confines of so-called perversion . sex here is the main protagonist as vital as thehuman existence which are mutually co extant. the surrreal abundance of the reality of profanity in its virtual reality which comes from the quest of love in the metaphor of sex itself . medem makes the theme of sex into a sacred spiritual form which piques and provokes but satisfies our primal instincts . vega and friere and ulloa are too real in the quest for an extended experience etched as a vague but elusive moment which becomes the focus of your whole existence in the moment where love and sex merge and perfection is created in human existence .