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Elena Dimitrievna Diakonova Gala
Made in Spain

The journey through the life of this peculiar woman begins in Kazán (Russia), where she was born, and takes us to Davos, where she met Paul Éluard, continuing on to Paris, New York, and ending in Cadaqués, where she died and lies alone at the Castillo de Púbol alongside an empty tomb where her beloved Salvador Dalí should be. All this will be discovered in the film through texts written by herself, by her friend Anastasia Tsvetaieva, and by her famous husbands Éluard and Dalí, as well as through numerous interviews with people who knew her. Gala, the mystic Gala, the sensual and enigmatic Gala, the sinister Gala, Gala absorbed by men, men absorbed by Gala, who cares... She did what she wanted, what she believed she ought to do. How many people can say the same about themselves?
BIOGRAPHY
Born in Barcelona, she started her career as a dancer. She was already popular in 1981 for her part as Colometa in Francisco Betriu's La plaza del diamante, and received a Best Emerging Actress award at San Sebastian Festival in 1982. Since then, she has worked on thirty feature films with directors including Trueba, Armendáriz, Aranda, Gutiérrez Aragón, Olea and Cuerda, and has won two Goya awards, one as an actress in Juanma Bajo Ulloa's Alas de mariposa (Butterfly Wings), and another as a director of the documentary Lalia. She currently combines her work as an actress with that of film director.
CAST & CREW
Director
Sílvia Munt
Screenplay
Sílvia Munt
Photography
Mario Montero, David Omedes
Edition
Núria Esquerra
Music
Néstor Munt
Sales
Slot Muntaner, 262 08036 Barcelona Tel 34 93 202 39 39 Fax 34 93 202 05 05 oriol
Running Time
108 m.
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