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La Spagnola is a 2001 comedy drama Australian film directed by Steve Jacobs. It was Australia's submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]

La Spagnola
Directed bySteve Jacobs
Produced byAnna Maria Monticelli
Philip Hearnshaw
Written byAnna Maria Monticelli
StarringLola Marceli
Alice Ansara
Music byCezary Skubiszewski
CinematographySteve Arnold
Edited byAlexandre de Franceschi
Release date
Running time
90 minutes



Lola is a fiery Spanish wife and mother living in small-town sixties Australia. When her husband leaves her for a young blonde, taking their life savings with him, and her teenage daughter begins to rebel against her strict rules, Lola come into her own.

Box officeEdit

La Spagnola grossed $477,197 at the box office in Australia.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "51 Countries In Race For Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 2001. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008.
  2. ^ "74th Academy Awards - Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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