Wednesday, August 10

Science, music, “thrillers” and animation

United States, 2021. Direction and script: Adam McKay. Story: Adam McKay and David Sirota. Music: Nicholas Britell. Photography: Linus Sandgren. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, Tomer Sisley, Duration: 145 minutes.

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio turned astronomers; Raúl Arévalo and Paz Vega in a thriller in the Valencian Albufera and lots of music. That’s what this week’s many premieres have to offer.

How to stop an environmental catastrophe

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo Dicaprio are two astronomers who team up to try to stop an impending catastrophe. That is the premise of the comedy Do not look up directed by Adam McKay that arrives this Friday in Spanish cinemas and in which there are names of the stature of Meryl Streep, Thimothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande or Mark Rylance.

An environmental thriller

Set in the Albufera of Valencia, El Mud is a «thriller» with an environmental background starring Raúl Arévalo and Paz Vega, which is the second feature film by Valencian director Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta, who has looked at himself in the mirror of La isla minim but also of Hunting dogs to make this film.

Life according to Moretti

The Three Floors of a neighboring building are the setting chosen by veteran Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti to continue delving into the usual themes of his cinema: family and human relationships. A film that competed in the official section of Cannes and in which the director forms one of the leading couples with Margherita Buy.

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Life was that hard and tender

The talent of Petra Martínez

Petra Martínez is popular for her roles in television comedies, but she is an actress with many more registers, which the general public will discover in La vida era eso, a hard and tender film by David Martín De los Santos about the relationship between an older woman and a young woman (Anna Castillo) who has been nominated for two Goya: Best New Director and Best Leading Actress.

Ethan Hawke’s meeting with Abel Ferrara

The always flamboyant and often controversial Abel Ferrara directs Ethan Hawke in Zero and Ones, a thriller in which the actor plays an American soldier stationed in Rome who sees Vatican City blow up. A film that won the Best Director award at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland).

Drama con Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts is Sam Bloom, a woman who is paralyzed in an accident and who finds in a bird, Penguin, the impulse to recover. It is the plot of The Bloom Family, a film by Glendyn Ivin that was presented at the Toronto Film Festival and at the BCN Film Fest.

A musical

Dear Evan Hansen, the Broadway musical leaps into the cinema with Stephen Chbosky and starring again by Ben Platt, who won a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy for his performance in the theater of Evan Hansen, a worried, nervous student and isolated that seeks to be accepted. He is accompanied by Julianne Moore, Amy Adams or Danny Pino.

Spanish animation

Valentina dreams of being a trapeze artist and believes that because she is Down she will not be able to achieve it. This is what this film by Chelo Loureiro, nominated for a Goya for best animated film and in which Emilio Aragón, creator of the song Eres especial, and Andrés Suárez, who voices Valentina’s father, has collaborated.

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Coke Mesh

Coque Malla: unrepeatable is a documentary about the tribute concert to Coque Malla that was held in 2018 at the Nuevo Alcalá Theater in Madrid and with the collaboration of Jorge Drexler, Santi Balmes, Iván Ferreiro and Dani Martín.

K-Pop hits theaters

An “intimate look” at the trajectory of the successful South Korean band Monsta X. That’s Monsta X: The Dreaming, a documentary that includes interviews with its members, follows them on their tour of the United States and offers an unreleased video of a concert by the Asian group.

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