Madrid, Nov 17 (EFE).- Christmas is just over a month away, but Spanish billboards are already warming up with family films, such as “Kings against Santa”, documentaries for all audiences, such as “Sentiendo lo mucho”, about Joaquín Sabina, the blockbuster “Armageddon Time”, or the delicious “La maternal”, by Pilar Palomero.
VERY SORRY, SABINA IN PURE STATE SEEN BY LEÓN DE ARANOA
“Sentiendo lo mucho” is a skin-deep portrait of Joaquín Sabina by his friend, the filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa, a story like his voice, rough, direct and without equalization, which unmitigatedly recounts the artist’s intimacy, his behind the scenes and its B side.
THE WISE KINGS AND SANTA CLAUS DEBUT AS LEADERS IN THE CINEMA
Short filmmaker and series director, the director of “Amor de madre” or “Perdiendo el este”, Paco Caballero, is now directing the first film in the history of Spanish cinema starring the Three Wise Men and Santa Claus who, in their fight for see who is most loved by the children, they have awakened their greatest common enemy, the evil Krampus, who wants to destroy Christmas.
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF “AD ASTRA” COMES “ARMAGEDDON TIME,” SET IN THE 1980s
New film by prestigious American filmmaker James Gray, director of “Ad astra” among others, “Armageddon Time” is a coming-of-age story centered on the strength of a family and the generational ambition to pursue the American dream, set in the Queens of the 80s, with Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong as protagonists.
“LA MATERNAL”: EMPATHIZE (AND CARE) FOR ADOLESCENT MOTHERS
The director of the award-winning film “Las niñas”, Pilar Palomero, returns to theaters with her second feature film, “La maternal”, the story of Carla (Carla Quílez), a 14-year-old girl who lives in a roadside restaurant in a town with his single mother, Penélope (Ángela Cervantes), while he skips class and spends the hours with his best friend.
When the social worker realizes that she is five months pregnant, Carla enters ‘La Maternal’, a center for underage mothers at risk of exclusion where she shares her daily life with other young women like her.
“THE GREAT MAURICE”, FROM CRANE OPERATOR TO GOLF LEGEND
“The Great Maurice”, directed by Craig Roberts, tells in a comedy tone the incredible true story of golfer Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator in a small English town, who when he sees his job in danger, in 1976, decides to participate in the most important tournament in the world, the British Open, with no more contact with sport than having seen it on TV.
ZHANG YIMOU’S NEW PROPOSAL WITH SPIES, “CLIFF WALKERS”
Master Zhang Yimou’s latest film, “Cliff Walkers,” is set in China in the 1930s, when four Communist Party special agents return home after receiving training in the Soviet Union, and together they embark on a secret mission. But after being handed over by a traitor, the spies will find themselves threatened and put to the test on the dangerous snowy cliffs of Manchukuo.
“LOVE, HOW MUCH I HATE YOU”, THE ROMANTIC COMEDY OF THE WEEK
Directed by rom-com maven Peter Hutchings, “Honey I Hate You” follows the ambitious and lovable Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale), an old-school editorial assistant who has a troubled relationship with Joshua Templeton (Austin Stowell). , his counterpart at the trade publisher they just merged with. As they compete for a promotion, a conflicting feeling arises between them.
“MONSTROUS” FOR LOVERS OF HORROR AND CHRISTINA RICCI
Starring Christina Ricci, this horror film tells the story of a traumatized woman who runs away from her abusive ex-husband with her 7-year-old son, but when she arrives at their new, remote sanctuary, she discovers that they must both face a bigger monster and scary.
“THE GREAT SWISS ADVENTURE”, ANIMATED ADVENTURES COMING FROM RUSSIA
From Russia comes this children’s animated film that lives the adventures of a simple and affable 16-year-old boy named Grisha, who will have to separate from his beloved Sonya and embark on a great journey, since, by the will of fate, he must serve the invincible commander Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov. He will live exciting adventures and witness key events in an epic battle.
59 BANK AND JEWELRY ROBBERS: THE RECORD OF “THE PERFECT ROBBER”
Canadian Allan Ungar signs this suspense film in which, after escaping from a Michigan prison, a seductive career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and robs a record 59 banks and jewelry stores while being pursued by a task force police. It features Mel Gibson in one of the lead roles.
“DISENCHANTED: GISELLE RETURNS”, AN ANTICIPATED SEQUEL ON DISNEY +
Fifteen years have passed since Giselle and Robert got married, but Giselle has become disillusioned with life in the city, so they decide to move to the quiet community of Monroeville, but unfortunately, it doesn’t suit her either. So she calls on the magic of Andalasia and mistakenly transforms the city into a fairy tale.
AND ON APPLE TV, “SPIRITED: THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS”
This film is a modern and musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol’, the Charles Dickens classic, starring Ryan Reynold, Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer and Sunita Mani. An impressive blockbuster written and directed by Sean Anders.
FILMIN PREMIERES ARGENTINA “1976” AND A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT KUBRICK
It’s 1976 in Chile, Carmen goes to the beach to oversee the remodeling of her house while the rest of her family comes and goes on winter vacation. When her family’s priest asks her to care for a young man she is secretly sheltering, Ella Carmen ventures into uncharted territory.
“Kubrick by Kubrick”, directed by documentary filmmaker Gregory Monro, reviews the story of the legendary New York director Stanley by listening directly to the director himself, as they are exclusive recordings of interviews where he reflects on his philosophy of life, his films -many of them, works of art – and his film legacy.
“AMBULANCE: GETAWAY PLAN”, CHASE IN LOS ANGELES, ON MOVISTAR+
Michael Bay, director of greatest hits such as “Armageddon” (1998) or “Pearl Harbor” (2001), directs this fast-paced action film based on a dizzying and relentless chase through the streets of Los Angeles starring Jake Gyllenhall alongside Yahya Abdul Mateen II (“Aquaman”).
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