Amapola (2014)

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Amapola (2014)

The beautiful actress Amapola is magically transported into a tragic future on the eve of war. Returning to the present day, she strives to change her family and country's fate.
USA
Argentina
IMDb   5.1 /10
TheMovieDb    4.0 /10
RottenTomatoes
TV.com
FilmAffinity   3.4 /10
Creators
Director Eugenio Zanetti
Writer Eugenio Zanetti
Information
Release Date2014-06-05
Runtime1h 25mins
GenreComedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Content RatingR (R)
Awards3 wins & 3 nominations.
CompanyCinema 7 Films, Fox International Productions (FIP), Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA)
CountryUSA, Argentina
LanguageEnglish, Spanish

Amapola (film)

Amapola is a 2014 Argentine-American romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Eugenio Zanetti and starring Camilla Belle, François Arnaud, Lito Cruz, Leonor Benedetto and Geraldine Chaplin. It is the first film as a director of Zanetti, who was previously known for his work in art direction, as well as set designer and theater/opera director.


Synopsis

During the turbulent years that changed Argentina - between 1966's Coup d'état and its subsequent dictatorship, the Malvinas/Falklands War in 1982 and the return to democracy in 1983 - a young woman who lives with a family of artists is magically transported to the future, where she discovers the decadence that fell upon her family, their estate and herself. She decides to return to her present in an effort to change the future, keep her family united, save her happiness and find her true love.


Cast

  • Camilla Belle as Amapola
  • François Arnaud as Luke
  • Geraldine Chaplin as Memé
  • Lito Cruz as Amapola's father
  • Leonor Benedetto as Clara
  • Esmeralda Mitre as Sisy
  • Elena Roger
  • Nicolás Pauls as Ariel
  • Luciano Cáceres as Tincho
  • Nicolás Scarpino as Lalo
  • Liz Solari as Lola
  • Juan Luppi as Juan
  • Santiago Caamaño as Gáston
  • Juan Acosta as Saporitti

Production

Amapola was for a long time a dream project for Argentine Eugenio Zanetti, who gained international recognition for his work in many Hollywood films as Flatliners (1990), Last Action Hero (1993), What Dreams May Come (1998) and The Haunting (1999), and won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 1995, for the film Restoration. Zanetti also participated as the film's production designer.

Camilla Belle took some time before filming for learning to speak Castilian, a variant of the Spanish language and Argentina's official language (as well as the most popularly talked in the country), and to do so with a "Porteño" (people from Buenos Aires City) accent.


Reception

Released in Argentina on June 5, 2014, the film received mixed to negative reviews.