Things remain the same so we are going to go directly to comment a little on the most important premieres of today, Friday 20.
As a most outstanding novelty, and before its arrival on Netflix, we have ‘Mank‘(Tripictures), the as always expected new film by a David Fincher and one of the main contenders for the next edition of the Oscars. Starring Gary Oldman, Tom Burke, Amanda Seyfried, Tuppence Middleton, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey, Arliss Howard, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann and Charles Dance, the film, shot in Black and white and written by the filmmaker’s own (now deceased) father, it recounts how 1930s Hollywood viewed the scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he struggled to finish the script for ‘Citizen Kane’ to Orson Welles.
For its part, coinciding with its 30th anniversary it is re-released ‘Total challenge‘(39 Steps Films), the science fiction classic in which Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Douglas Quaid, a man who leads a seemingly peaceful life, haunted by a nightmare that transports him to Mars every night. He then decides to turn to the Recall laboratory, a virtual vacation company that offers him the opportunity to materialize his dream thanks to a strong hallucinogen.
Finally we will also talk about ‘De Gaulle‘(A Contracorriente Films), a biographical film that tells how in May 1940 France faced the military disaster of the German invasion. While Ptain is willing to surrender and negotiate with Hitler, General de Gaulle is committed to continuing the fight. This goal will endanger the lives of many French families, including De Gaulle himself.
Director: David Fincher
Guin: Jack Fincher
Cast: Gary Oldman, Tom Burke, Amanda Seyfried, Tuppence Middleton, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey, Arliss Howard, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley as Irving Thalberg, Joseph Cross, Jamie Mcshane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann, Charles Dance
Plot: ‘Mank’ recounts how 1930s Hollywood viewed the scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he struggled to finish the script for ‘Citizen Kane’ for Orson Welles.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Gabriel Le Bomin
Guin: Gabriel Le Bomin, Valrie Ranson-Enguiale
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Carr, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Pierre Hancisse, Sophie Quinton, Gilles Cohen, Laurent Stocker, Alain Lenglet, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Tim Hudson, Nicolas Vaude, Philippe Laudenbach, Clmence Hittin, Flix Back, Lucie Rouxel, Marilou Aussilloux, Victor Belmondo, Stanislas Hittin, Amicie Hittin
Plot: In May 1940 France faced the military disaster of the German invasion. While Ptain is willing to surrender and negotiate with Hitler, General de Gaulle is committed to continuing the fight. This goal will endanger the lives of many French families, including De Gaulle himself. His wife and three children are forced to flee the German advance.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Christian Petzold
Guin: Christian Petzold
Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz
Plot: Ondina is a historian and lectures on the urban development of Berlin. But when her lover leaves her, the ancient myth takes hold of her. It only remains to kill the man who has betrayed her and return to the waters.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Tomasz Szafranski
Guin: Tomasz Szafranski
Starring: Kamila Bujalska, Alicja Dabrowska, Weronika Kaczmarczyk, Szymon Radzimierski, Maciej Makowski, Janusz Andrzejewski, Aleksandra Dargiewicz, Izabela Dabrowska, Arleta Godziszewska, Andrzej Grabowski, Malyskirysbowzski, Pinaziotomkarzkarzski, Pysiotryskarzkarzski, Pysiotrzkarzkarzski, Pysiotryskarzkarzski Lukasz Matecki, Jan Owczarzak, Katarzyna Siergiej, Justyna Skalska, Waldemar Szczepaniak, Witold Szulc, Lukasz Wjcik, Mariusz Zaniewski, Karol Smaczny, Jakub Kamienski, Wojciech Kraszewski
Plot: Franek and Izka discover that you don’t have to be a superhero to live a super adventure. By setting up a mysterious gramophone, they accidentally bring Eddie, the RockNRoller, escaped from Oblivio’s country to the Earth dimension. In this way they will attract the ire of the Headhunters, who will try to capture the fugitive by all means. And “by all means” means that they will not hesitate to “disintegrate” anyone who crosses their path. Will Franek and Izka save Eddie? Survive their friendship, despite the problems that await them on the road?
‘A tale of three sisters’
Director: Emin Alper
Guin: Emin Alper
Cast: Cemre Ebuzziya, Ece Yksel, Helin Kandemir, Kayhan Aikgz, Mfit Kayacan, Kubilay Tuner
Plot: 80s. Reyhan, Nurhan and Havva are three sisters who live with their father in a remote village in Central Anatolia. One after another, they are sent to the city to work as maids in affluent adoptive families, hoping to get them a better life, but some time later all three are forced to return due to unforeseen circumstances. For the first time in several years, the three sisters are back together in their native village, where they face new environments, relationships and unexpected confrontations. And where they can only combat the lack of freedom of their environment thanks to a union that is not always easy but deeply moving and human.
‘The queen of the lizards’
Director: Juan Gonzlez, Nando Martnez
Guin: Juan Gonzlez, Nando Martnez
Cast: Bruna Cus, Javier Botet, Margot Snchez, Miki Esparb, Roger Coma, Ivan Labanda, Al Sarcoli
Plot: Berta (Bruna Cus) is a single mother, young and determined. He lives a summer love with Javi (Javier Botet), a peculiar man who is passing through his life and that of Margot, his daughter. Every summer love has an ending and this is today, at least that’s the way it should be. Everything goes wrong when the ship that had to pick up Javi does not appear. Berta now faces what she most fears, a relationship that has planted a germ inside her.
‘Hil Kanpaiak (Chimes to death)’
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Imanol Rayo
Guin: Joanes Urkixo
Cast: Itziar Ituo, Eneko Sagardoy, Yon Gonzlez, Asier Hernndez, Iigo Aranburu, Josean Bengoetxea, Itsaso Arana, Dorleta Urretabizkaia, Kandido Uranga, Andrs Gertrudix, Patricia Lpez Arnaiz
Argument: In the Garizmendi landlord, human bones appear and the landlords, Fermn and Karmen, call their son Nstor, who decides to notify the police. But, when the agents arrive, the bones have disappeared. Then, the bells of the nearby hermitage ring. This sign of bad omen announces the arrival of tragic events and reopens old wounds in the family and close people, especially the death of Aitor, Nstor’s twin brother. Now, as then, Karmen blames everything on his brother-in-law Estanis and tries to convince Nstor that they will be next and must do something.
‘Dear Werner (Walking on Cinema)’
Director: Pablo Maqueda
Screenplay: Pablo Maqueda
Plot: In 1974, Werner Herzog walked from Munich to Paris, a leap of faith to prevent the death of his mentor Lotte Eisner. In 2020, a young filmmaker walks in Herzog’s footsteps in an act of love for one of the best filmmakers of our time.
‘The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo’
Director: Javier Polo Ganda
Guin: Javier Polo Ganda, Sixto Xavier Garca
Cast: John Waters, Eduardo Casanova, Allee Willis, Rigo Pex
Plot: ‘The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo’ is a documentary in which the eccentric character Rigo Pex embarks on an unusual journey to try to unveil the keys that sustain the kitsch figure par excellence: The pink flamingo. In his hilarious effort to learn about this sociocultural phenomenon, the protagonist collects the theories and interpretations of a series of crazy characters until he experiences the powerful influence of these birds on the world around us.
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: Juan Ignacio Sabatini
Screenplay: Enrique Videla, Pablo Paredes, Juan Ignacio Sabatini
Cast: Daniela Ramrez, Cristin Carvajal, Juan Martn Gravina, Gabriel Caas, Gastn Salgado
Plot: 1986. Chile has lived for 15 years under the Pinochet dictatorship. Ramiro and Tamara plan together with their comrades in arms – most of them inexperienced – an incredible assassination attempt against the tyrant.
‘Anatomy of a dandy’
Director: Charlie Arnaiz, Alberto Ortega
Guin: scar Garca Blesa, Emilio Gonzlez, lvaro Gimnez Sarmiento
Cast: Francisco Umbral, Mara Espaa Surez, Ral del Pozo, Juan Cruz, Manuel Jabois, Pedro J. Ramrez, ngel Antonio Herrera, Antonio Lucas, David Gistau, Victoria Vera, Ramoncn
Argument: Francisco Umbral said that he only knew how to write memoirs. However, behind the character created by himself was a life full of unknowns that remained unanswered after his death in 2007. The more than 10,000 articles and almost 200 novels written, which always took his own personal experiences as a reference, did not other than promoting the myth and the enigma of the dandy.