Yerma DVD

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Yerma DVD - 1999 film directed by Pilar Távora. Based on the play by one of Spain's best known poets, Federico Garcia Lorca, this is the story of a woman frustrated because she has no children and loves a young shepherd and not her husband. Yerma (Sanchez-Gijon) longs for a child but is unable to conceive. After an old, wise, woman (Papas) assures her that the reason she cannot become pregnant may be due more to her husband (Diego) than herself, Yerma regards her unfeeling spouse with growing hatred. Her increasing obsession causes her to be tempted to seduce Victor, a shepherd from the village, but her moral values repress her feelings. Desperation drives her to the brink of insanity, reaching a breathtaking climax in this brilliant drama by the great Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca. Stars Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Juan Diego and Irene Papas. Unrated, 118 minutes.