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Other title(s):SOÑAR DESPIERTO
Description:A gypsy begs for money from Juanita and her boyfriend Pedro. Pedro goes to give her some but Juanita stops him. Then Juanita daydreams that the gypsy persuades a gang of ruffians to kidnap Pedro. The gypsies take him to an enchanted cave, full of strange creatures, the last of which turns into the gypsy who lavishes Pedro with gold coins. When they are about to kiss, Juanita wakes from her dream and is reunited with Pedro. On seeing the gypsy, she repents of her previous harsh treatment and gives the woman some money. The film is acclaimed as a Chomón masterpiece. The cinematographic storytelling is very modern and ahead of its time in the way it combines visual techniques (with the use of multiple framing, shot scale and effects such as overlays and fades) with the narrative: a circular narrative using flash-forward and a very modern narrative chain to deliver a complex plot and using techniques such as parallel editing in some scenes.
Keywords:fantasmes; gitanos; andalusos; segrestos; persecucions; somnis; aparicions; aventures; fantàstic; fantasmagoria; Cinema dels orígens / adventure; fantasy; phantasmagoria; early cinema;