Tag Archives: Spanish

Albert Serra – Liberté (2019)

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1774, a few years before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin… Madame de Dumeval, the Duke of Tesis and the Duke of Wand, libertines expelled from the Puritan court of Louis XVI, sought the support of the legendary Duke of Walchen, a seducer and free thinker from Germany, alone in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reigned. Their mission: to export libertinage to Germany, a philosophy of enlightenment based on the rejection of morality and authority but also, and above all, to find a safe place to continue their misguided games. Read More »

Alex Anwandter – Nunca Vas a Estar Solo AKA You’ll Never Be Alone (2016)

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First feature film directed by Alex Anwandter and based on a true story.

You’ll never be alone tells the story of Juan, a withdrawn manager at a mannequin factory who after his teenage gay son suffers a violent attack, struggles between paying his son’s exorbitant medical bills and his last attempt at becoming partners with his boss. As he runs into dead-ends and unexpected betrayals, he’ll discover the world he knew was already waiting to be violent with him too. Read More »

Alfredo B. Crevenna – Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs ‘La invasión de los marcianos’ AKA Santo vs The Martian Invasion (1967)

The Martians are invading… who will save the planet? Why Santo, the masked Mexican wrestler, of course!

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In this Mexican sci-fi fantasy, big beefy Martians invade the earth. Ostensibly they have come to warn people about the dangers of nuclear testing and exploring space, but too soon their real mission becomes manifest when they begin using their special powers and gadgets, including an airborne eyeball that shoots out rays, to exploit weak earthlings. They also begin performing biological experiments on some of the people until a brave hero rushes in to destroy the alien craft. Before he does, he manages to woo two of the female Martians. Read More »

Carmen Blanco – Los amores cobardes (2018) (HD)

Eva is a young and independent cartoonist who returns to Málaga (Spain) to spend the summer holidays. There she meets her mother and Gema, her best friend. What she does not expect is to meet again with Rubén, her old boyfriend, with whom she has not had any contact since he broke off all relations with her unexpectedly, without farewells, six years ago. Eva will have to think about whether to give Rubén a second chance while she remembers her past, as well as the reason why the young man decided to get away from her. Read More »

Lisandro Alonso – Liverpool (2008)

A sailor, Farrel, leaves his ship and begins a lengthy journey to wintry Tierra del Fuego’s interior, to an isolated village and family that he hasn’t seen in years. The route seems familiar to him, and we gradually piece together his relationship with the people and community he finds there. From the opening sequences on Farrel’s ship, to the spectacular harshness of his destination, Alonso is meticulous in mapping the sights and sounds of the landscape and Farrel’s personal journey into the past. Read More »

Vicente Escrivá – Dulcinea AKA Girl from La Mancha (1962)

A letter from Don Quixote to his beloved Dulcinea arrives in the hands of Almonza, a market maid. The woman, shaken by the letter, decides to go in search of Don Quixote, whom she finds on his deathbed. This new Dulcinea, who wants to follow in the footsteps of Quixote’s sweetheart, decides to spread love and charity among the poor along the way. The young woman, however, must overcome all kinds of difficulties and face the Holy Inquisition, which accuses her of witchcraft. Read More »

Iván Ávila Dueñas – La sangre iluminada AKA Enlightened Blood (2007)

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In this mind-bending drama, six lives are shared through a rare mathematical phenomenon that situates people at specific coordinates, allowing them to continue life in a new body. When this threshold is crossed, an unusual mutation occurs, and as one of these characters experiences a remarkable transformation, their bizarre out-of-body experience forms an entirely new network of experiences and memories. All the while that these “travelers” must endure their transitions, it is equally difficult for those around them to cope. Asking the question, “what if I could be someone else?” Enlightened Blood is an existential journey into the nature of life and thought that both mystifies and forces you to ponder the “what ifs.” Read More »