From Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” to Luca Guadagnino’s cannibalistic “road movie” starring Timothée Chalamet, through the new installment of Daniel Craig’s “Puñales por la espalda”, a series of premieres hit theaters this weekend .
“PINOCIOUS” AGAINST FACISMS, ACCORDING TO GUILLERMO DEL TORO
Guillermo del Toro tells Carlo Collodi’s classic story about the wooden boy, in Mussolini’s Italy during World War II.
The Mexican, who won an Oscar for the best director in 2018 with the movie “The Shape of Water”, completed this project in 15 years, where he returned to his roots in cinema. It opens in theaters this Friday and on Netflix on December 9.
CHALAMET, “TO THE BONE: THE BONES AND ALL”
Timothée Chalamet, who became a world star with Call me by your name (2017), once again comes under the command of Luca Guadagnino in this cannibalistic “road movie”.
“Hasta los huesos: bones and all”, shown to the world at the last Venice Film Festival, chronicles the adventures of two marginalized teenagers who are destined to meet because of their same rarity and cannibalistic impulses.
JOURNEY TO DISNEY’S “WORTHY WORLD”
Inspired by the universe created by Jules Verne, “Strange World” is an animated action comedy directed by Don Hall and Qui Nguyen, set in a fantasy setting full of mysterious creatures and plants.
The protagonists are Clade, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to hinder their most important final mission by far. The plot involves a gay teen romance that is still new to the Disney world.
VIOLA DAVIS “KING WOMAN”
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, “The Female King” explores the story of Agojie, a troop of female warriors who defended the African Kingdom of Dahomey with unprecedented violence in the 19th century.
Inspired by true events, the film focuses on the character played by Viola Davis as General Nanisca, who will be responsible for training the next generation of soldiers. Names such as John Boyega, Lashana Lynch and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin are also joining the cast.
CESC GAY SUGGESTS “STORIES THAT CAN’T BE TOLD”
Catalan Cesc Gay, the director of the movie “Truman” (2015), invites the audience to laugh at himself with his compilation of five stories, unexpected encounters or funny moments that reveal the inability of human beings to manage their emotions.
Anna Castillo, María León, Jose Coronado, Chino Darín or Antonio de la Torre make up the cast of these fun little stories that follow the ‘A gun in every hand’ (2013) scheme but open more doors to the world of women.
“CLOSE”, A DRAMA OF THE LOSS OF INNONITY BY LUKAS DHONT
Belgian Lukas Dhont, who won the Best Debut Award in the “Un Certain Regard” section at Cannes for his film “Girl” (2018), presents new evidence of his sensitivity in the film “Close”, which is about the friendship of two young people. issues such as mourning, guilt and loss of innocence.
Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustave De Waele) go to the same class and spend so much time at each other’s house that their mother treats them both like children, but their relationship is tested when the girls in the class ask. if they are a couple.
“REAR MOUNTAINS: THE MYSTERY OF THE GLASS ONION”
It’ll only be in theaters for a week before it hits Netflix in a month. After the success of “Punches in the Back” (2019), Rian Johnson only refreshes the formula and raises the satirical tone of this mystery comedy in this sequel where Daniel Craig reprises the character of detective Blanc Benoit.
Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista and Kathryn Hahn bring the rest of the characters to life. Norton is a billionaire tech entrepreneur and philanthropist who invites his friends to a meeting to solve the mystery of the alleged murder.
“DETECTOR KNIGHT: NO MERCY”, BRUCE WILLIS’ FAVE
Following the announcement of his retirement from cinema due to aphasia, this will apparently be Bruce Willis’ last work for the big screen, a crime story set in Los Angeles.
“Detective Knight: No Mercy,” the first installment of a trilogy, is set on Halloween eve, when a group of thieves injure their partner in a shootout and Knight chases them to New York City, where his dark past is revealed.
THE ANIMATION MUSICAL “INU-OH” WHICH HAS BEEN GROWING AT SITGES
Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most prestigious Japanese animated film directors, wowed the audience at the Sitges festival last month with his latest work “Inu-oh,” a musical journey combining medieval Japanese music and rock.
The story follows an artist of Sarugaku Noh, a Japanese popular theater genre that was very successful in 16th century Japan.
“TECILA: SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK AND ROLL”
Directed by Álvaro Longoria, this documentary examines the history of the band Tequila, which led one of the first fan rock phenomena in Spain since its leaders Ariel Rot and Alejo Stivel arrived in Madrid from Argentina in 1976.
The film chronicles the rise and fall of the quintet, who in just four years have recorded a string of hits such as “Salta!!!”, “Say you love me” or “Rock and Roll in the town square”.
HEIDI, THE HERO OF ACTION
“Mad Heidi” is a Swiss production that became a phenomenon of European genre cinema this year, transforming the legendary character of Johanna Spyri into a violent action hero who faces the fascist dictatorship of a ruthless cheese boss.
“MADALENA”, THE TRANS FACT IN BRAZIL
Brazilian Madiano Marcheti makes his debut with this film about violence against the LGTBIQ+ community in Brazil. The disappearance of Madalena, a popular trans, is the starting point of the movie, which is about the reaction of her three friends to this news.
“HOLD ME TIGHT”, A MELODRAMA BY MATHIEU AMALRIC
Frenchman Mathieu Amalric has worked with directors such as Wes Anderson, Spielberg and Polanski in the field of acting. This is his sixth feature film as a fiction director, an intimate melodrama reflecting loss and pain that won the Nuevas Olas award for best picture at the Seville Festival.
“RAMONA” GOES TO THE CINEMA IN RUSSIAN RED
Lourdes Hernández, known as the singer Russian Red, makes her feature film debut as the protagonist in this dramatic comedy directed and produced by newcomer Andrea Bagney. to Madrid with the intention of starting from scratch. Zero years later.
“MUD demons”: ANIMATION WITH ECOLOGICAL MESSAGE
Basque Films, the production company led by Carlos Juárez, is behind this “stop motion” and 2D animated feature film, visually inspired by traditional Portuguese ceramics and telling the story of Rosa and her return to her roots and the countryside’s natural life. and his hometown village.
“WHAT WE KNOW”, A ENTERPRISE JOURNEY WITH BACKGROUND FAILURES
With Fallas in Valencia as the backdrop, Jordi Núñez’s feature debut stars a mysterious and innocent young woman named Carla, who, in the company of a group of unique friends, embarks on an initiation journey that will bring her to maturity.
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