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An image from the movie 'Asphalt Cowboy'.

An image from the movie ‘Asphalt Cowboy’.
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After the barrage of premieres last week, this one is more contained. The horror film ‘Pray for us’ and the ‘biopic’ about the jazz singer Billie Holiday are the main novelties of this Holy Week that brings the premieres to Wednesday.

‘Pray for us’

Alice is a young woman with a hearing disability who, after an alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary, is able to listen, speak and heal the sick. People from all over the world are beginning to flock to witness the miracles, including a discredited journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), hoping to revive his career.

When terrifying events start to happen, he begins to question whether they are the work of the Virgin Mary or something more sinister. Produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Evan Spiliotopoulos, the film is written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the book “Shrine” by James Herbert.

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Singer Andra Day aspires to the Oscar for best actress for his portrayal of jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lee Daniels’ new film (‘Precious’,’ The Butler ‘).

Holiday managed to become a star in life but her problems with drugs and justice ended with her. The film focuses on how the FBI targeted her because of her determination to continue singing her ‘Strange fruit’, which described a lynching and which the police viewed as incitement to violence.

‘The horizon’

In the summer of 1976, a heat wave passes through Europe, causing one of the worst droughts in its history. Gus, a 13-year-old boy who spends his holidays on the family farm, watches his entire peaceful family universe begin to unravel.

Laetitia Casta, Clémence Poésy, Thibaut Evrard and Luc Bruchez star in this drama presented at the San Sebastián Film Festival and winner of the Greenpeace Lurra Prize. The story is based on the novel ‘Le milieu de L’horizon’ by Roland Buti.

‘The last spring’

Director Isabel Lamberti looks at the day-to-day life of a family living in a shack in the Madrid neighborhood of Cañada Real under threat of eviction in her debut film ‘La Último Primavera’, halfway between documentary and fiction.

Winner of the New Directors of the San Sebastian Film Festival, the film is shot in La Cañada and starring its neighbors, specifically the Gabarre Mendoza family, who were forced to leave the neighborhood because the land where they lived was sold.

‘I girl’

Reverso Films is now releasing this 2017 Argentine film in Spain about a girl who lives with her parents in a cabin in deep Patagonia, an atypical family far from civilization and socially established precepts. Harmony tries to live her childhood calm and happy, but an incident forces them to move to the big city.

Director Natural Arpajou has been inspired by her own childhood to write her first feature film.

‘Digimon adventure: last evolution kizuna’

20 years ago ‘Digimon Adventure’ was released in Spain, an anime series that marked a generation with the adventures of the chosen children and their Digimon from the digital world.

Inspired by that and under the direction of Tomohisa Taguchi The movie ‘Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna’ arrives in theaters in which its grown protagonists face the dilemma of whether they will find a way to continue with their Digimon – reserved for childhood – or they will have to say goodbye to them forever.

‘Asphalt Cowboy’

Based on the novel ‘Ghetto Cowboy’ by G. Neri, ‘Asphalt Cowboy’ tells the story of a grieving teenager who, while spending the summer in North Philadelphia, is caught between a life dedicated to crime and subculture of the urban cowboys to which his father belongs, with whom he maintains a distant relationship.

Starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin and directed by Ricky Staub, it will hit Netflix on Friday, April 2.


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