Cinema: A Virgin's Fury

La Tfa Tula, feelingly adapted from a novel by Spain's passionate Writer-Philosopher Miguel de Unamuno (who died in 1936), is an austere and chilling portrait of virginity Castilian-style.

Sexually repressed, still beautiful and inflexibly virtuous, Tula (Aurora Bautista) becomes a spinsterish "Aunt Tula" to her dead sister's small son and daughter. As decreed by custom in a stifling provincial town, she takes the bereft children and her handsome brother-in-law Ramiro (Carlos Estrada) under her roof. She rejects another suitor to fulfill what she sees as her duty, but cannot admit that Ramiro attracts...

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