The film that will represent Spain in the race for Oscar,’The Snow Society‘, can be seen this Friday on the big screen, a few days before its landing in Netflixjust like the Japanese “kaiju”Godzilla: Minus One‘ and 17 other films that will seek to position themselves for Christmas.
“The Snow Society”
JA Bayona, director of “The Impossible” and “The Orphanage,” releases this Friday his new film, “The Snow Society,” which, produced by Netflix, stars the story of the survivors of the Andean crash tragedy in 1972with a technical and artistic extravagance that earned him 13 nominations for the Goya Awards.
Released on September 9 at the end of the Venice Film Festival, the film is now being released in theaters, at the express request of its director, for a theatrical release on January 4.
“Godzilla: Minus One”
Return to the cinema one of the most famous Japanese “kaijus”, Godzilla, this time from screenwriter and director Takashi YamazakYo. Nearly 70 years after the original film’s release, Godzilla returns to its roots as a metaphor for Japan’s post-war anxiety and pain, in a special effects spectacle that blew up the box office. Japanese office.
Brother Javier Gutiérrez, Spanish director who shot his last film in the United States, the terrifying “Rings‘, returns to its origins with a rural “thriller” set in the Andalusian countryside of the 1970sto tell the story of Eladio (played by Víctor Clavijo), the caretaker of a farm who accepts a bribe to manipulate positions during a hunt.
French Laetitia Colombani, actress, screenwriter, producer, writer and director, adapts her feminist novel “La Tresse” for the big screen, the story of three women linked by a beautiful coincidence who live so far apart in the world – from India to Canada to Italy – that their hearts are united.
In 1969, tAfter receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, Samuel Beckett, embarrassed, talks with the young Parisian bon vivant who wasresistance fighter during the Second World War, playwright, womanizing husband and recluse, from whom he calls to account for his permeable tendency to flattery, while trying to forgive himself for his faults.
Helen Mirren, one of cinema’s best actresses, literally transforms into former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, with which it blends even in the smallest details. A film that focuses on the 20 days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, in which Israel was nearly defeated by Syria and Egypt.
The Negu Collective, formed by the Basque directors Ekain Albite and Mikel Ibarguren and the Catalans Nicolau Mallofré and Adrià Roca, produced ‘Negu Hurbilak‘, a film that talks about isolation, waiting and the desire for identity in the context of the end of the conflict in the Basque Country, starring Jone Laspiur, who won the Goya for Best New Actress in 2021 for ‘Ane ‘.
Michelle Monaghan is the protagonist of “Blood”the new horror film from a genre specialist, Brad Anderson, who received the Time Machine prize for his career at the Sitges Festival. This time it tells the story of a boy who suffers from an illness after being bitten by a dog, which causes him to have an uncontrollable bloodlust.
“The Shadow of Caravaggio”
Riccardo Scamarcio, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert and Micaela Ramazzotti star in “The Shadow of Caravaggio”, the new work by Italian Michele Placido which focuses on the last years of the life of a mysterious and controversial artistwho used prostitutes and beggars as models.
“Tony, Shelly and the Magic Lantern”
This week, the animated film “Tony, Shelly and the Magic Lantern” is also previewed, an adventure film featuring puppets; “Teddy, the Magic of Christmas,” a story about family and friendship, and “The Road to Bethlehem,” a Christian musical whose main attraction is Antonio Banderas as King Herod.
Likewise, documentariesOtherities‘ -with testimonies from four generations of lesbians living in Catalonia- and ‘Women‘ -about Constantina and Irene, the last two guardians of a centuries-old tradition in Asturias- and ‘Acquittal of Juan Alfredo Amil», on morbid obesity.
“Splendid hotel: Rimbaud in Africa”
Also, ‘Splendid Hotel: Rimbaud in Africaa story in which the cursed poet Arthur Rimbaud is an arms dealer in the Horn of Africa, and ‘The Last Night of Sandra M.’, with Claudia Traisac as the protagonist of a film inspired by the life of the actress Sandra Mozarowsky, a well-known face of “discovered cinema”.