Goya's Ghosts

(Spain, 2006, 113 minutes)

At the end of the 18th century, Spanish royal artist Francisco de Goya witnesses as the destinies of his teenage muse and an opportunist priest intertwine in tragic ways. Cloying, heavy-handed mix of period epic and prestige melodrama bereft of any panache, where only the generally solid acting, some satirical jabs and a couple of bravura scenes remind us of its director’s earlier glories.

Xuxa Producciones presents a Saul Zaentz production. Starring Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård; and Randy Quaid; José Luis Gómez, Michael Lonsdale. Directed by Milos Forman; produced by Saul Zaentz; written by Milos Forman and Jean-Claude Carrière; music by Varhan Bauer; director of photography (Technicolor), Javier Aguirresarobe; production designer, Patrizia von Brandenstein; costume designer, Yvonne Blake; film editor, Adam Boome.


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