|Newsletter n° 116|
On October 26, the television series David, the Gnome celebrated its 25th anniversary. For a quarter of a century now, this pint-sized doctor, “seven times stronger than a human being,” has been delighting audiences. To celebrate, filmotech.com is making the entire series available to you. For some television nostalgia, come and enjoy David, his wife Lisa, and their fox, Swift. This week, you can get the first three episodes for free until January 9. What's more, you can get a 25% discount on your ticket purchase for “Sábado 15,30”, the commemorative musical in which David, the Gnome first took to the stage for the first time to sing some of the most popular tunes in TV history. Check out our Special Feature and follow the instructions. And, thanks to you, we now have more than 4,000 fans on facebook , where we're offering a daily contest in which we give away free tickets. Are you an expert in “gnomology”? Well, what are you waiting for? Enter the contest and get a free ticket.
Premieres in Cinemas in SpainArriving this week in Spanish cinemas is Balada Triste de Trompeta (Sad Trumpet Ballad), the long-awaited film by director Alex de la Iglesia. Starring Carlos Areces (from the TV series Muchachada Nui) and Antonio de la Torre, the film won the awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the last Venice Film Festival. Another Spanish film debut, but a film with a completely different tone, is Don Mendo Rock.La Venganza, a free film adaptation of the play by Pedro Muñóz Seca, which the great Fernando Fernán Gómez masterfully put on screen in the early 1960s.
The director of the shocking, multi-awarded 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu, is back with Tales from a Golden Age, a collection of short episodes adapted to the big screen of the propaganda myths from the Ceausescu dictatorship. Just a few days following the release of the potential Oscar-winner Black Swan in the United States, director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) brings us Mao's Last Dancer, the story of Li Cunxin, a young Chinese dancer whose skills were developed during Mao Tse Tung's Cultural Revolution and who created a serious diplomatic incident by defecting to the US for love.
The musical genre returns to the marquee with Cher and Christina Aguilera in Burlesque and the latest work of Jean-Luc Godard, the nearly ninety-year-old master of the Nouvelle Vague, with the premiere of Film Socialisme (Socialism ), a reflection on the lack of communication and utopias.