Marisa Montiel |
Madrid (EFE).- The billboard is filled this Friday with films nominated for the Oscars, such as “The Whale” by Darren Aronofsky, starring Brendan Fraser or “TAR”, by Todd Field, with Cate Blanchett as conductor.
There are also options for lovers of horror (“The offering”), the Spanish thriller (“Big Bad Wolf”), the French drama (“Life without you”) or Bollywood blockbusters (“Pathaan”).
“The Whale”, the return of Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser, one of the most popular actors in the late 90s, returns as a morbidly obese man in search of salvation under the orders of Darren Aronofsky in “The Whale”, a job that has earned him an Oscar nomination.
Based on the play “The Whale” by Samuel D. Hunter, it is the story of Charlie, an English teacher who, after the death of his boyfriend, begins to gobble up junk food in an attempt to anesthetize his pain. His last wish, to rebuild his relationship with his teenage daughter.
Cate Blanchett, a tyrannical conductor in “Tár”
Winner of the Volpi Cup in Venice for best actress and nominated for an Oscar for this work, Australian Cate Blanchett gives life to Lydia Tár, a world-famous conductor who descends to hell in this nightmarish parable directed by Todd Field.
With echoes of the “MeToo” movement, “TAR” talks about the difficulty of perpetuating success and power among the elites, historically monopolized by men, almost a century after the first pioneers in conducting orchestras.
Adriana Ugarte and Javier Gutiérrez, on the edge of the law
Adriana Ugarte, Javier Gutiérrez and Ruben Ochandiano star in “Lobo feroz”, a story of revenge and unsolved crimes directed by Gustavo Hernández Ibáñez and produced by Bowfinger, responsible for the latest blockbusters by Santiago Segura.
A policeman on the edge of the law and a woman seeking revenge cross paths obsessed with discovering a murderer of several girls. A detective will fight against time to prevent irreparable mistakes.
“Devotion”, the most famous pilots of the US Navy
Based on the novel by Adam Makos that drinks from real events, «Devotion. A story of heroes” tells the story of a couple of American pilots who risked their lives during the Korean War.
Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell give life to the protagonists and is directed by the American JD Dillard.
Isabelle Huppert, enigmatic in “Life Without You”
Isabelle Huppert, one of the most iconic actresses in European cinema, is the star of this enigmatic drama about accepting the stories we tell ourselves, written and directed by Laurent Larivière and which was presented at the last Berlinale.
Her character is Joan Verra, a woman who one fine day, on a street in Paris, meets her first love. Overwhelmed, she flees to her country house to reminisce about the last 40 years of her life, seemingly full of her.
A thriller about the Russian secret services
They call it “kompromat” and they are compromising false documents used by the Russian secret services to destroy who they consider an “enemy of the State”.
«Kompromat. The Russian file” is directed by Jérôme Salle, responsible for the biographical film about Jacques Cousteau “L’Odyssée” (2016) and is inspired by a real case that happened to a French citizen.
«The offering», a demonic story
Desperate to pay off his debts, a man tries to get his father to sell the family business, a funeral home, but inadvertently unleashes an ancient demon that takes over the souls of children and has its sights set on his pregnant wife.
Directed by Oliver Park, who made his feature film directing debut in 2019 with “A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio”. “The Offering”, this is his second film, with a script by Hank Hoffman.
“Pathaan”, a Bollywood blockbuster
A spy thriller starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, this Bollywood blockbuster has been shot in eight countries, including Spain -there are several scenes in Mallorca and the bay of Cádiz-.
Two spies from the Indian intelligence agency come together to solve a top-secret mission. They will have to face great dangers and will be involved in intense conflicts.
“Mikado”, a Romanian drama about guilt
Romanian Emanuel Parvu directs this drama about guilt and responsibility that tells the story of a sick girl who one day receives an expensive necklace as a gift from a volunteer, Magda.
His father believes he is lying and although Magda proves her innocence, he is unable to admit that he was wrong.
“Return to Raqqa”, documentary about kidnapped journalists
In September 2013, 19 journalists were kidnapped in Syria by the Islamic State. The Spanish reporter Marc Marginedas, the first hostage to be released, returns to the scene in this documentary directed by Albert Solé (“Bucharest. La memoria perdida”, 2008).
With the testimony of the reporter and the use of animation, “Return to Raqqa” recreates what the cameras could not capture in the six months that the kidnapping lasted, which ended with six of the hostages murdered.
“Yuky and the flower of the Himalayas”, a musical and adventure comedy
At the top of the highest mountains on Earth lives a plant that feeds on the most perfect sunlight, the Himalayan flower. Yuku, a young mouse, leaves her family to go in search of that flower and offer it to her grandmother.
“Yuky and the Himalayan flower” is a musical and adventure comedy for the little ones that extols values such as friendship.
“The lion boy”, animation and adventures in China
Chinese animated comedy adventure film about a boy raised in a poor neighborhood in China who has been attending the traditional lion dance with his parents all his life.
One day he falls in love with a girl and decides to train to achieve his dream, to participate in the lion dance championship.