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Showing posts with label cinema. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cinema. Show all posts

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Movies not to miss on cinema!

I enjoy very much going to the cinema, but I must admit that with all the facilities we have at home now with Movistar, HBO and Netflix , I am lazy to go out for the big screen.

This Christmas I've reconciled myself with the cinema, and I've taken the opportunity to see all kinds of films that I recommend in this post.

If you are in love with landscapes and emotional stories where gestures speak louder than words, your film is The Bookstore by spanish director Isabel Coixet. Main character Emily Mortimer personifies sweetness. When I left the cinema I only wanted to retire to a village on the coast of England, put a handkerchief on my head and drink tea in lovely china.

I also recommend two super Made in Spain movies that ensure non-stop laughter:
- "Many Children, a Monkey and a Castle". The documentary that the Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón has recorded about his mother's life, absolutely brilliant and hilarious. For more than 14 years he has followed her daily life and is a truly special woman who used to live in a Castle with a monkey and her 6 children.

Another Spanish film by Alex de la Iglesia: Perfectos desconocidos or "Perfect Unknown", very funny and dramatic at the same time, what if in a dinner of intimate friends, everybody leaves their mobiles in sight of the whole world...? something innocent in appearance, will become a tragedy!

And finally, the Swedish film THE SQUARE, winner of the Palme d' Or in Cannes and with a gorgeous actor Danes Claes Bang. The story of a contemporary art museum director who sees his personal life as a new piece in his museum is disrupted. Exciting in rhythm and history. Also very interesting as a Latina to see how different we are with the northern countries!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Film - Where Do We Go Now? - ¿Y Ahora Dónde Vamos?

Lebanese film by Nadine Labaki -Where do we go now?

 I had the chance to be invited by the Ambassador of Lebanon in Madrid of the Lebanese film originally "Et maintenant on va oú? in Spanish ¿y ahora dónde vamos? The film is directed and interpreted by Nadine Labaki, who not only is extremely pretty (she reminds very much Monica Belucci) but very talented. This film is her second work; she already collected great success in her first film "Caramel".

Friday, May 4, 2012

Film - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Cinema Renoir Cuatro Caminos

I had read the book "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" by Paul Torday in 2008 and enjoyed it very much for its funny british spirit. I was surprised to see it on screen so decided to go to the cinema and it was worth it. This time my cinema choice was Renoir Cuatro Caminos (Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 10) with all films in original language.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Film - The Descendants - Cine Cité Manoteras

Not a bad Clooney but not extraordinary. Handsome, yes!

Went to the cinema on Friday night. In Madrid you can easily find cinemas showing english language films with Spanish dubbing: Renoir, Yelmo, Verdi,… I like Manoteras Cine Cité, they have great seats (called VIP in rows 10 to 12) and easy parking. Surrounding sound a little bit excessive...

We went to watch “the Descendents”, very last film by George Clooney. Not bad but a bit disappointing; a mix of comedy and important drama in Hawaii surroundings. His performance is not very touchy; well, the whole film does not touch you even if the underlying story is very dramatic (wife in coma and difficult relationship with teenage daughters). You always see a screen in front of you, do not get really involved in the story. Yet, remarkable the performance by in-coma wife’s father the actor Robert Forster.

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