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|Directed by||Mary Lambert|
|Produced by||Gary Kurfirst|
|Screenplay by||Patricia Louisianna Knop|
|Based on||a novel|
by Patrice Chaplin
|Music by||Miles Davis|
|Edited by||Glenn A. Morgan|
|Distributed by||Lorimar Motion Pictures|
The screenplay was written by Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on a novel by Patrice Chaplin. The film was shot on location in Spain, released by Lorimar Motion Pictures, and debuted in New York City on November 11, 1987. The film's themes are sex and death. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis performed on the score for the film, Music from Siesta, which was written and arranged by frequent Davis collaborator Marcus Miller.
The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature in 1988, for Director Mary Lambert.
The movie was hailed as "this year's Blue Velvet" by Susan Linfield, editor of American Film. New York Times film critic Janet Maslin called it an "artily experimental film... an appealing, ripe bohemianism and mischievous spirit".