World premiered at the 2001 Sydney Film Festival, this finely textured local feature proudly proclaims its multiculturalism. Subtitles translate the mainly Spanish and Italian dialogue: the film's title - The Spanish Woman in Italian - is itself testimony to the film's mix of cultures and language. This is admirably, even aggressively correct but, while certainly strengthening sales appeal in continental Europe and Latin America, won't boost its chances for wide distribution in Australia ...
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