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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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RELEASES! Blue Valentine (2010); Mama (2013) BASIC CLASSICS! Moby Dick (1956); Fastaff (1965)

February 19, 2013

At last we can enjoy of one of the gems of the American indie cinema, three years afther its release in the rest of the world! However this opportunity must be seized. As it is said in the Peter Bradshaw’s review of this post “Blue Valentine is certainly a serious, intelligent film which deserves to be considered in the same light as Sam Mendes’s Revolutionary Road”. The other interesting release is Mama, a horror film that has become a success in Spain, in fact, there is a Spanish producer (Guillermo del Toro included). And finally, two absolute basic classics in Filmoteca Española, the particular John Huston’s Moby Dick adaption and Falstaff, one of Orson Wells’ works rolled in our country with several Shakespeare’s theatre plays. We must go to the movies!

RELEASE! BLUE VALENTINE (2010)

This interesting film is released with a considerable delay; it could not be an impediment! An intense romance is waiting for us starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, a couple very well chosen, indeed, Michell was nominated in the Oscars.

BluE ValentineBlue Valentine [Blue Valentine, 2010]-Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Screenplay: Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne, Joey Curtis

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mikel Vogel, John Doman

Genre: Romance | Drama | Indie Cinema

Nationality: USA

Length: 114 min.

Synopsis: The film centres on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.IMDb

The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/13/blue-valentine-review

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASE! MAMA (2013)

If you like horror films it could be the best chose this weekend. A Canadian movie produced by Guillermo del Toro starring the actress on fashion, Jessica Chastain who could win the Oscar in the next ceremony. It is difficult to recognize her because she is blonde and she appears brown in the film. There will be chills.

Mama poster

Mama [Mamá, 2013]-Directed by Andrés Muschietti

Screenplay: Andrés Muschietti, Neil Cross, Barbara Muschietti

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse

Genre: Horror | Ghosts

Nationality: Canada

Length: 100 min.

Synopsis: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how alone were they?IMDb

Roger Ebert has written: http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130116/REVIEWS/130119994/1023

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

BASIC CLASSICS! MOBY DICK (1956)

John Houston’s film has superb action sequences and some well done work filmed in supporting roles, which helps overcome Gregory Peck as Ahab. The script, one of the sacred works of American literature) was adapted by Ray Bradbury, the great science fiction novelist who is well-know from great classics as Fahrenheit 451 or The Martian Chronicles.

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Saturday, 23th.  17:30 h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

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Moby Dick [Moby Dick, 1956]-Directed by John Houston

Screenplay: Ray Bradbury, John Houston (Novel by Herman Melville)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Orson Welles, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn

Genre: Adventures | Drama

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 116 min.

Synopsis: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.IMDb

Popmatters has written: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/131267-moby-dick/

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

BASIC CLASSICS! FALSTAFF (1965)

Shakespeare again. Because he never is old fashioned. The master of cinema Orson Wells come to Spain because he could not make films in Hollywood with absolute freedom. This co-production between Spain and Switzerland is very curious because, in the same film, we can enjoy with a mix of four Shakespeare’s plays: Henry IV, Henry V, Richard II and The merry wives of Windsor. How intense!

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Sunday, 24th.  19:30 h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

Falstaff

Falstaff [Campanadas a medianoche, 1965]-Directed by Orson Welles

Screenplay: Orson Welles, Raphael Holinshed (Theatre plays by William Shakespeare)

Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud

Genre: Drama | Theatre

Nationality: Switzerland-Spain

Length: 115 min.

Synopsis: The career of Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.IMDb

 The Independent has written: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/orson-welles-rarely-seen-masterpiece-is-restored-and-rereleased-2313302.html

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

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NEWS! There will be another “Wuthering Heights” movie!

January 12, 2012

Last year we could see another adaptation from Charlotte Brönte’s “Jayne Eyre” (Best Foreign Film nominated at the Goyas 2012), but the Brönte fever does not stop there. The new “Wuthering Heights” adaptation will be released on march 30  in Spain.

This is the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUWOCd894-Q&feature=related