Afternoon of the Bulls

Afternoon of the Bulls (Spanish: Tarde de toros) is a 1956 Spanish drama film directed by Ladislao Vajda. It was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards.

Afternoon of the Bulls
Italian poster
Directed byLadislao Vajda
Written byJulio Coll
José Santugini
Manuel Tamayo
StarringManuel Arbó
CinematographyHeinrich Gärtner
Edited byJulio Peña
Release date
  • 24 February 1956 (1956-02-24)
Running time
75 minutes


In the bullring of Las Ventas, in Madrid, four parallel stories are shown in the film: the senior bullfighter Ricardo Puente breaks up with his lover Paloma; the winner of the day, Juan Carmona is barely hurt by a bull because he is haunted with the notice of a new baby; Rondeño II is afraid of the bulls and afraid of the wedding with his girlfriend Ana María; finally, an innocent amateur torero dies on the sand.

Selected cast

See also


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Afternoon of the Bulls". Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2009.
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