1960′s Australia.

Lola, a beautiful Spanish woman, is defiantly serving chorizos in a land of roast lamb and beer. A comedy of sex, love and survival in the outback with plenty of Mediterranean temper – ‘Love doesn’t feed you’.



  • Winner International Film Audience Awards as best film at LA PALMAS (Spain).

  • Winner International Film Audience Awards as best film at NASHVILLE (U.S.A.).

  • Winner International Film Audience Awards as best film at MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG (Germany).

  • La Spagnola (The Spanish Woman) – trailer

  • 1. Fight in the dust

  • 2. Meatballs

  • 3. Pay my bills

  • 4. Zucchinis are fun

  • 5. The wedding

  • At 2001 Australian Film Institute Awards La Spagnola received 11 nominations

    Best Actress in  a leading role – 2 nominations

    Best Actress in a supporting role

    Best Actor in a supporting role

    Best Original screenplay

    Best Cinematography

    Best Editing

    Best Art Direction

    Best Costume Design

    Best Original Film score

    Best Sound design

  • It won Best Original Film Score.

  • Won 2001 IF Award for Best Sound design

  • Was invited to many other international film festivals including; London,  Sydney,Toronto, Jerusalem, Brisbane, Singapore, Seattle, Rotterdam, Palm Springs,  Melbourne, Las Palmas, Nashville, San Francisco, Hawaii, Rome, Mannheim-Heidelberg.

  • Was Australia’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film  Category in the 2002 Academy Awards.

  • Risky, brave and ultimately moving.

    – Empire

  • Lola Marceli is FABULOUS…the entire cast is TERRIFIC … it sizzles with imaginative craft and filmmaking.

    – Urban Cinefile

  •  …a biting black comedy…richly rewarding…

    – The Daily Telegraph

  • …BOY, DOES IT VIBRATE WITH LIFE…It’s harsh, funny, vulgar, shocking and unsentimental…

    – Sydney Morning Herald

  • The most wicked and enchantingly sexy culinary scenes ever filmed.

    – Jane Campion

  • …witty and wonderful…

    – Courier Mail

  • …one of the boldest ever produced in this country…Lola Marceli is outstanding…Alice Ansara is simply brilliant…

    – Sunday Mail

  • … so compelling is its unexpectedly dark comedy that is sometimes quite shocking… a must-see.

    – MovieFix

  • La Spagnola is Marceli’s tour de force…. She manages to become the rarest of cinematic visions — a female character who owns herself (her beauty, her space, her triumphs and tragedies),…

    – THE TIMES  London, Film of the week

  • darkly thwarted sensuality… an original piece of work.

    – Guardian UK

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