Marisa Montiel |
Madrid (EFE) , together with “The Knights of the Zodiac” or a documentary about the album “Tubular Bells” by Mike Olfield.
A new “Little Mermaid” with Halle Bailey and Javier Bardem
The African-American Halle Bailey gives life to the little mermaid Ariel in the new version of the Disney animated classic, directed by Rob Marshall and featuring Javier Bardem in the role of King Triton.
The film tries to update Hans Christian Andersen’s tale by presenting Ariel as a young mermaid thirsty for adventure and misunderstood by her father, who does everything possible to keep her in the underwater world.
Pedro Almodóvar’s second short film in English, after “The Human Voice” (2020), is a half-hour western that explores the relationship of love and desire between two cowboys, which is complicated by a murder.
Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal are the stars of the film, produced by Anthony Vacarello, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent and which had its international debut a few days ago at the Cannes Film Festival.
“The Knights of the Zodiac” become flesh and blood
Tomek Baginski directs this first live action film based on the famous anime series that hit Spanish television at the beginning of the 90s.
Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong teenager in search of his kidnapped sister, discovers in a street fight that he possesses mystical powers and is thrown into a world of warring saints with magical training and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection.
“The hummingbird”, a story of love, overcoming and optimism
Based on the novel of the same title by Sandro Veronesi, “El colibrí” is a story of love, improvement and optimism that tells the life of Marco Carrera, from his adolescence, when he met his great love, to his adult life in Rome and his meeting in Florence with a psychoanalyst who will teach him to face the continuous blows of fate.
Italian Francesca Archibugi directs the film, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Berenice Bejo, Kasia Smutniak and Nanni Moretti.
“Master(s)”, a father-son relationship marked by music
The fifth feature film by French director Bruno Chiche is a dramatic comedy about parent-child relationships loosely adapted from Israel’s “Footnote” by Joseph Cedar, nominated for the 2012 Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.
If in the original film father and son dedicated themselves to the study of the Talmud, here music is the passion shared by both. The cast is led by Yvan Attal, Pierre Arditi, Miou-Miou, Pascale and Caroline Anglade.
“Killing crabs”, a trip to Tenerife in the 90s
Winner of the award for best Spanish film in the Zonazine section of the Malaga Festival, “Matar cangrejos” is the first film by Omar Al Abdul Razzak, a family story in his native Tenerife in the 90s.
Rayco, an 8-year-old boy, and his 14-year-old sister Paula kill time as they can while they anxiously await Michael Jackson’s arrival in Tenerife -the singer performed there on September 26, 1993- without knowing that his life could change because his mother has become pregnant by a foreigner.
“Anhell69”, the countercultural Medellín
The Colombian Theo Montoya was awarded at the International Critics’ Week of the Venice Festival with this experimental film that evokes nights of drugs and electronic music in the underworld of Medellín, a ghost town, sometimes harsh and conservative, but also young, transgressive and violent.
“The fishbowl”, a vitalist story against cancer
Written and directed by Puerto Rican Glorimar Marrero Sánchez, “La pecera” tells the story of Noelia, a visual artist who discovers that she has metastasis after several years in remission from her cancer and decides to return to Vieques, the small Caribbean island where she grew up, maintaining his state of health a secret.
A documentary about “Tubular Bells”, Mike Oldfield’s album
Documentary directed by Julian Rodd and narrated by British actor Bill Nighy celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Mike Olfield’s “Tubular Bells”, the best-selling instrumental album in rock history, featuring interviews with Mike Oldfield and other artists, as well as a recording of the concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 2021.
“A lifetime”, portrait of the grandparents
The debut of Marta Romero is a documentary made from the domestic recordings with which she has portrayed her grandparents, Paco and Trini, over the course of 12 years, a love story of more than 60 years, which will be put to the test when Alzheimer’s crosses into their lives.
Part of the proceeds from the film in theaters will go to the Pasqual Maragall Foundation.