With the San Sebastian Festival about to end, several of the films that have aroused the most expectation at the festival are arriving in theaters: “Modelo 77”, by Alberto Rodríguez, and “Rainbow”, by Paco León.
In addition to David Cronenberg’s new film, “Crimes of the Future”, or “Don’t worry, dear”, the film by Olivia Wilde, with Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, which arrives preceded by a notable controversy. Without forgetting the return to the rooms of the last Spider-Man.
“MODEL 77”, THE TRANSITION THROUGH A PRISON
One of the most anticipated titles this year of Spanish cinema, “Model 77”, the new film by Alberto Rodríguez, inspired by a true event, the escape of 48 prisoners from the Modelo prison in Barcelona, in 1978, in the middle of the Transition.
Recently presented at the San Sebastian Festival, the film follows Manuel’s (Miguel Herrán) entry into the mythical prison, in preventive detention for embezzlement, and his relationship with his cellmate, Pino (Javier Gutiérrez), an old “resident “, pissed off and sad.
“DON’T WORRY DEAR”, THE MOVIE AFTER THE CONTROVERSY
Olivia Wilde embarked on her second feature film as a director without imagining the controversy that surrounded a project that was presented at the last Venice Film Festival with the highly commented absence of its protagonist, Florence Pugh, from the press conference.
The British actress shines with her own light in a story that pretends to be a feminist and draws from real events and movies like “The Truman Show” to tell the story of a supposedly ideal community in the United States in the 50s. The co-star, Harry Styles began a relationship with the director that has garnered more attention than the movie.
“RAINBOW”, “THE WIZARD OF OZ” PASSED THROUGH THE PRISM OF PACO LEÓN
An extravagant, fun, colorful, surreal and very personal version of “The Wizard of Oz”, which Paco León has turned into a multidimensional musical tale.
And that brings together the best and most emerging in the industry: Dora Postigo, Carmen Machi, Carmen Maura, Luis Bermejo, Carmina Barrios, Ayax Pedrosa, Wekaforé and Cuentos Rosales (Soraya Yasmin), as well as Ester Expósito and Rossy de Palma.
“CRIMES OF THE FUTURE”, THE RETURN OF THE DISTRESSING CRONENBERG
Viggo Mortensen is a kind of alter ego of David Cronenberg in the disturbing “Crimes of the Future”, the film with which the Canadian director returns to the feature film eight years after the failed “Maps to the Stars”.
Mortensen is Saul Tenser, an artist who uses his body as raw material for his works, as well as his viscera, which he has managed to tattoo; he sometimes feels pain, a feeling forgotten by his contemporaries who are fascinated by the performances of body artists like Tenser.
“LABORDETA, A MAN WITHOUT MORE”, A PORTRAIT OF FREEDOM
Co-directed by Paula Labordeta and Gaizka Urresti, “Labordeta, a man without more” is a documentary that reveals why the Aragonese wrote “El canto a la libertad”, why he told certain politicians in the Congress of Deputies to go to hell or why his Songs convey what they convey.
A portrait that covers the personality of the singer-songwriter, writer and politician through the five women who accompanied him the most and fragments of his diaries, hitherto unpublished, or images he filmed with his super eight camera.
“MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY”, PATRICIO GUZMÁN PORTRAITS CURRENT CHILE
After the trilogy about the past of his native Chile formed by “Nostalgia for light” (2010, “The mother-of-pearl button” (2015) and “The mountain range of dreams” (2019), Patricio Guzmán set out to portray the Chile current.
Specifically, the revolution that raised thousands of Chileans in 2019. Guzmán, 81, is the voiceover that narrates, analyzes and reflects, with a voice that is often philosophical and poetic, about that unexpected and violent social movement that ignited in the Andean country with the trigger of the rise in subway prices.
“THE WORLD BUSTERS”, FRENCH ANIMATION AND BOX OFFICE
It was the highest grossing French film of 2021, with more than 900,000 spectators in theaters to see “The World Seekers”, an animated remake of Jules Verne’s classic “Around the World in Eighty Days”.
More than 17,000 designs were made to reproduce the real landscapes in this adventure story directed by Samuel Torneaux, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Même les pigeons vont au paradis.”
“THE SILENT SCREAM: THE ROE V. WADE CASE”, A TRUE STORY
Based on real events, “The Silent Scream. The Roe v. Wade Case” reveals the ins and outs of a historic decision: the ruling issued in 1973 by the Supreme Court of the United States, which defined abortion as a right protected implicitly in the Constitution, a ruling that was revoked on June 24.
Nick Loeb is the director, protagonist and producer of a film that also features familiar faces such as Jon Voight, John Schneider, Steve Guttenberg and Corbin Bernsen.
“SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME” RETURNS TO THE ROOMS
After being the highest grossing film of 2021 with a collection of 1,906 million dollars, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” returns to theaters with a new extended version, which includes unpublished scenes.
Tom Holland is once again the Spider-Man of the new generations in a story with nods to the two previous actors who played the Marvel character: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. And, along with them, a handful of previous villains, in addition to Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch or Marisa Tomei.