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RELEASES! Great Expectations (2012); To the wonder (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! The Honey Pot (1967)

April 8, 2013

The new Dicken’s adaptation is already here. Critics have not been very flattering but it always a nice experience to watch a British adaptation of this immortal writer. The last year we could enjoy of the most beautiful film about Great Expectations filmed by David Lean in 1946 (and distributed in Spain as Cadenas Rotas), in fact, this huge novel has been read by the higher grades but, not be seen before the end of the novel! There is a very important American release this weekend, the new film by Terrence Malick after the controversial The Tree of Life.

RELEASES! Great Expectations (2012)

Mike Newell is not a brilliant director but he is very efficient. All films can not be masterpieces but at least they have to be well made. He is specializes in adaptations of novels as Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling), Love in the time of cholera (Gabriel García Márquez) or The man in the iron mask (Alexandre Dumas). His great success was Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, this Great Expectations comeback will be fine because the amazing stories of Pip, the convict Magwitch or the mysterious Miss Havisham are assured.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations [Grandes Esperanzas, 2012]-Directed by Mike Newell

Screenplay: David Nicholls (Novel by Charles Dickens)

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemmyng

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 128 min.

Synopsis: A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Hollywood Reporter has written: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com//review/toronto-film-festival-great-expectations-review-helena-bonham-carter-369565

RELEASES! To the wonder (2012)

This is an absolute controversial film. It was released in the last Venice Film Festival where it was nominated (as Best Film). Starring Benn Affleck and Olga Kurylenko, this is story narrated as The Tree of Life (with a slow rhythm, poetical scenes, beautiful music…). It could be a Channel spot or a masterpiece filmed by an absolute auteur. A must this weekend!

To the wonder

To the wonder [To the wonder, 2012]-Directed by Terrence Malick

Screenplay: Terrence Malick

Cast: Benn Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams

Genre: Romance | Drama

Nationality: USA

Length: 112 min.

Synopsis: After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/sep/02/to-the-wonder-review?newsfeed=true

BASIC CLASSICS! The Honey Pot (1967)

It is a pleasure to introduce this masterpiece by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, one of the great American directors ever. You know because he is who filmed basic classics as All about Eve (Eva al desnudo, 1950), Cleopatra (Cleopatra, 1963) or The Bareffot Contess (La condesa descalza, 1954, starring Ava Gardner). All his films are excellent! The honey pot was one of the last productions of this genius, starring Rex Harrison and set in the world of theatre. A delight!

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Thursday, 11th.  5:30 pm. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

The honey pot

The Honey Pot [Mujeres en Venecia, 1967]-Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Cast: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Maggie Smith, Capucine

Genre: Comedy | Theatre

Nationality: USA

Length: 1967

Synopsis: Inspired by a performance of his favourite play, Volpone, 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying.

Scene from the film (VO):

Roger Ebert has written: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19670525/REVIEWS/705250301/1023

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