Tag Archives: Spain

Valdez Is Coming (1971) Edwin Sherin, Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera, Western

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The town constable, Bob Valdez, is forced to kill someone accused by Frank Tanner of being a murderer. Valdez asks Tanner for monetary help for the man’s wife, but he is ridiculed and almost killed by Tanner’s henchmen. Valdez recovers and summons up his days in the U.S. Cavalry in order to fight them. Valdez wounds one of the henchmen and sends him back to Tanner with the message, “Valdez is coming.”

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Llámale Jess Redux (2014) Carles Prats, Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Documentary

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Jesus Franco, also known as Jess Franco, was one of the biggest names in cinema “B” worldwide. With more than 200 works and a large and peculiar use of pseudonyms, his work remains difficult to categorize, which makes it more exciting if possible. Through a series of interviews with Franco, “Call him Jess Redux” about the viewer sadist, esoteric and erotic world of the director, as refined as rogue. This new version of “Call him Jesus” (2000), considered the documentary reference Franco and directed by Carles Prats and Manel Mayol, incorporates new unpublished statements irreducible Madrid filmmaker and pays homage to his muse and companion, Lina Romay incorporating their active presence the story.

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Evolution / Évolution (2015) Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Nicolas is a boy living on a remote island set in the future, or another planet – or is it a dream? His village consists of white-painted houses located above the sea with a volcanic rock and black sand coastline, populated by young women and boys all of a similar age to Nicolas. Whilst swimming, Nicolas makes a discovery in the ocean, which is shrugged off my his mother, who, like all the women in the town has tied-back hair, is pale and wears a simple thin beige dress.

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Sin hijos / No Kids (2015) Ariel Winograd, Diego Peretti, Maribel Verdú, Guadalupe Manent, Comedy, Romance

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Gabriel has been separated for four years now. Since then his 8 year old daughter is the center of his life. Completely avoiding getting involved in a new romantic relationship, Gabriel focus all his energy in his daughter and work. This plan gets spoiled when Vicky, a platonic love from his adolescence, now a beautiful and independent woman appears in his life. When romance is about to start, she puts one condition: She would never get involved with a man with children. She just does not want children in her life. When Gabriel is confronted with this, he says he has no children. From that moment on his life becomes a torment, playing every trick at hand in order to hide his child and belongings from Vicky in every date.

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La punta del iceberg / The tip of the iceberg (2016) David Cánovas, Maribel Verdú, Carmelo Gómez, Fernando Cayo, Thriller

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A large multinational company is shaken by the suicide of three employees. The company sends a directive, Sofia Cuevas, to conduct an internal investigation. She discovers an unhealthy work environment: a pathogenic form of management where the individual is relegated to a minor role and only priority is the bottom line. But, what are the real reasons that lead a man to suicide in his job?

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Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodóvar, Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Emma Suárez, Drama, Romance

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Cuando Julieta está a punto de abandonar Madrid para irse a vivir a Portugal, se encuentra por casualidad con Bea, una antigua amiga de su hija Antía, de la que no sabe nada desde hace años. Bea le cuenta que vio a Antía en el lago Como, en Italia, y que tiene 3 hijos. Aturdida por la noticia, Julieta cancela su viaje a Portugal y decide escribir sobre su hija, desde el día en que conoció a su padre durante un viaje en tren… Adaptación de los relatos “Destino”, “Pronto” y “Silencio”, de la Premio Nobel de literatura canadiense Alice Munro. Una historia de mujeres sobre el dolor, la culpa y la pérdida.

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Amor eterno / Everlasting Love (2014) Marçal Forés, Joan Bentallé, Aimar Vega, Sonny Smith, Drama, Mystery

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This film from the director who made Animals (2012), replicates the same quietly brooding atmosphere as aforementioned film. A shy introvert teenage boy accidentally crosses paths with his teacher in a cruising area in the local woods, and thereafter attempts to strike up a love affair with him. The romance that ensues is of a tenebrous kind. Moreover, strange secondary characters and bizarre incidents foreshadow something gloomy to occur.

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