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Tamaño Natural | Luis García Berlanga, 1976
France/Italy/Spain | 101 minutes

In Berlanga’s fascinatingly twisted take on love, Michel Piccoli stars as a mild-mannered dentist who acquires a Japanese blow-up doll out of frustration with his marriage. The doll soon proves to be a source of fetishistic rapture, and before long the now-obsessed dentist is falling in love. Exquisitely shot and touched with the surreal, Berlanga’s meditation on modern isolation reminds us why grown-ups shouldn’t play with dolls.

Series: Spanish Cinema Now

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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