7 thoughts on “Finding Altamira: Banderas & Bustle Gowns

  1. I need to see this. Did you stream it on Amazon Prime?
    Why were the biddies and priest disapproving?

  2. Hmm, somehow this didn’t make it across my radar (usually the ad algorithms are pretty good at picking what I’d be interested in and showing me trailers). It does look lovely.

  3. No, I haven’t seen it, although it’s been in one of my streaming queues for a while. This blog post just moved it the top of the list! The costumes look gorgeous and so does Antonio Banderas (as usual), Pierre Niney (as usual), and Golshfteh Farahani (as usual). I wonder if Antonio Banderas is drawn to this type of movie as he was in a movie with a similar plot in the late 90s or early 2000s called The Body. Either way, I’m gonna watch this movie and probably re-watch Patterson (with Golshifteh Farahani) and Frantz (with Pierre Niney). Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. I think the “doesn’t fit perfectly” can be chalked up to even in the last quarter of the 19th Century women’s bodies didn’t stay exactly as they were when the dress was originally constructed/fitted. I think expecting perfection in fit, especially in the petit bourgeoisie (or its Spanish equivalence) is a bit much.

  5. really stunning drawn-thread embroidery on that first blouse. Fun fact… drawn-thread embroidery is the precursor of needle lace

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