Marisa Montiel |
Madrid (EFE).- The movie billboard is filled this Friday with the roar of the engines of the “Fast & Furious” saga, one of the most outstanding premieres, along with “Alice, darling”, a drama about toxic relationships starring Anna Kendrick and “The Eight Mountains”, a story about the friendship of the authors of “Alabama Monroe”.
“Fast & Furious X”: Cars and adrenaline action
Impossible races, adrenaline, testosterone and special effects in emblematic settings of England, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and Antarctica is the recipe for “Fast and furious X”, one of the most profitable sagas in Hollywood.
With a cast made up of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Rita Moreno, Hellen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham and Jason Momoa, this is in principle the penultimate installment of the Toretto family adventures.
Anna Kendrick denounces toxic relationships in “Alice, honey”
Anna Kendrick, nominated for an Oscar for “Up in the air” (“Love without stops”) and who recently revealed that she had suffered psychological abuse herself, gets into the shoes of a woman trapped in a toxic relationship in this film directed by Mary Nighy, daughter of actors Bill Nighy and Diana Quick.
Alice is a thirty-year-old woman, lives in a situation of psychological abuse perpetuated by her boyfriend, Simon, and during a vacation with her two best friends, she will rediscover the essence of herself and the perspective she so desperately needs. However, Simon’s revenge will test her resistance.
“The Eight Mountains”, a friendship story from the director of “Alabama Monroe”
It was one of the best received films by critics at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize.
Based on the homonymous novel by the Italian Paolo Cognetti, it covers 30 years of friendship between Paolo and Bruno, beginning with their childhood in a village in the Alps in the 1980s.
Starring Luca Marinelli (“Martin Eden”) and Alessandro Borghi (“Suburra”), the director Félix Groeningen, who became known in 2012 with an Oscar nomination for “Alabama Monroe” (2012) and Charlotte Vandermeersch, co-writer of that film and that here she debuts as a director.
Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman in “A Good Person”
Florence Pugh, one of the most promising actresses in Hollywood, nominated for an Oscar for “Little Women” and the legendary Morgan Freeman are the stars of this drama by director, screenwriter and actor Zach Braff.
It tells the story of Allison and Daniel, the father of her fiancé, who in a moment of crisis due to a tragic loss forge a friendship that allows them to overcome their feelings of guilt.
“Sica”, a fable set in Cosa Da Morte
The first fiction feature film directed by the Barcelonan Carla Subirana narrates with a fable-like tone the obsession of a teenager, Sica, for the sea to return the body of her father after a shipwreck on the Galician Costa da Morte.
While walking the cliffs, she meets Suso, the Storm Chaser, a strange boy like her who awaits the arrival of Ofelia, the mother of all storms. Sica investigates the circumstances of the accident and embarks on a painful journey of discovery.
With numerous references to Spielberg’s classic, horror and comedy go hand in hand in this French film written and directed by the brothers Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma and starring Marina Foïs, known in Spain for “As bestas”.
The disappearance of a surfer puts the Atlantic Coast on high alert: a shark prowls in French waters. Maja, a coast guard about to retire early, takes the opportunity to undertake her last mission.
“The great youth”, an autobiographical film by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi relives her youth and her formative years at the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre, directed by Patrice Chereau (Louis Garrel), in this autobiographical film that competed last year for the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
The fifth feature film as a director by Carla Bruni’s sister is a feverish and melancholic film that reflects the intensity and passion with which a group of aspiring actors live their lives and learn their craft in 1980s France, in full outbreak of AIDS and heroin.
“Love life”, a delicate story of love and loneliness
Based on a well-known song by Akiko Yano, the Japanese Kojo Fukada proposes a story about a couple who lose their son due to a domestic accident in this film that competed last year for the Golden Lion in Venice.
The celebration of a birthday, the relationship of the couple with his parents and the growth of the child mark an almost idyllic reality, with a light narration style that changes radically with the death of Keito.
The always transgressive Quentin Dupieux uses absurd and irreverent humor in this comedy about the fear of aging, “Incredible but true”, which revolves around a couple who move to the suburbs to the house of their dreams.
In the basement of the house they discover that something strange is happening. She will become addicted to entering the ground floor, while the couple debates between sharing or keeping the secret of the place with their new neighbors.
“In search of lost map”, adventures for the whole family
When tech-addicted Benjamin inherits a chest of antiques from his missing father, he discovers an atlas that once belonged to cartographer Mercator. The reappearance of the book sparks the interest of mysterious enemies who will stop at nothing to get hold of it.
It is a Belgian production directed by Douglas Boswell, adventure film for the whole family.
“Hafreiat”, a documentary that reflects on reintegration
Winner of the award for best documentary at the last Seminci in Valladolid, “Hafreiat”, directed by Alex Sardà, tells the story of Abu Dya, a drug trafficker who works at an archaeological site in Jordan. The film proposes a reflection on prison life and reintegration into society.
“Alone”, confinement and mental health
Self-financed production written, directed and produced by José Manuel Rebollo that deals with the subject of mental health, depression and suicide.
After receiving bad news, Marta (María Andrómeda) decides to lock herself up at home of her own free will. Although this confinement will not be easy to bear, considering that strange things are starting to happen.