Of Love and Shadows (1994)


Of Love and Shadows, also known as De amor y de sombra, is a 1994 Chilean-Argentine-American drama film written and directed by Betty Kaplan and starring Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli and Patricio Contreras.

It is based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Isabel Allende.


Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job.

As a sympathiser with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and her heart to the atrocities being committed by the state.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Betty Kaplan.
  • Producers: Richard Goodwin, Betty Kaplan, and Paul Mayersohn.
  • Screenplay: Donald Freed.
  • Music: Jose Nieto.
  • Cinematography: Felix Monti.
  • Editors: Bill Butler and Kathryn Himoff.
  • Production: Aleph Producciones, Argentina Espanola, Miramax Films, and Pandora Cinema.
  • Distributor: Miramax Films.
  • Release Date: 07 October 1994 (Germany), 10 May 1996 (US).
  • Running Time: 103 Minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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