|Newsletter n° 130|
This week, there's a veritable French invasion in Spanish cinema debuts. In this unusual “Storming of the Bastille”, three French films are arriving in Spain. To accompany them, filmotech.com has put together a selection of French comedies for you. You have classics like Le Dîner de Cons [The Dinner Game], 18 Ans Après, or the wild and crazy People, and everything from the pre-historic and surprising RRRRRR!!! to the urban and modern L'auberge espagnole [Euro Pudding]... If you love this unique genre, you're sure to enjoy this delightful and hilarious film soirée. Try one out. You'll be glad you did.
As mentioned earlier, the predominance of French films premiering this week is most unusual. Spain's northern neighbour has managed to bring us three films at once, among which stands out the comedy Potiche, directed by François Ozon and starring French diva Catherine Deneuve as a French busybody housewife who has to manage her husband's business when he is kidnapped by the trade unions. From the US, we import an open-relationship romantic comedy with No Strings Attached, featuring hot Best Actress Oscar-winner Natalie Portman leading the cast, Piranha 3D, a remake of the two-dimensional '80s classic, and the drama Howl, which takes us to a 1950s San Francisco trial in which writer Allen Ginsberg published a poem was accused of propagating obscene literature by its publisher.
This week, documentary films are in fashion. In Guest, Spanish director José Luis Guerín tells us about his travels to film festivals around the world one year promoting his film En la Ciudad de Sylvia, beginning and ending with the Venice Film Festival. In addition, Inside Job, Oscar winner for Best Documentary at the last Academy Awards gala, gives us insightful interviews with today's economic gurus about how the economic crisis we're living through now developed. As one of its reviewers said of it, “If you're not enraged by the end of this movie, you weren't paying attention.”