If it’s Friday, you know what to do: review the list of novelties coming to our cinemas and take a look at last weekend’s box office, which this time has brought records and gigantic joys under its arm – especially for Warner Bros. – thanks to the brutal release of ‘The Warren File: Forced by the devil’.
The new Warrenverse movie, directed this time by Michael Chaves, has become the best premiere since the reopening of cinemas with a spectacular 1.52 million euros collected; unseating ‘Cruella’ to the second position of the Top 5 with the most seen, with 0.65 million harvested – practically the same number as the previous week.
From this point, the collection sums plummet drastically, with ‘Wake up the fury’ being the third and last film above 0.1 million; specifically, 0.15 million euros in its second week on the bill. This is followed by ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ and ‘Spiral: Saw’ with 97,500 and 92,200 euros respectively.
Although it is wonderful to see seven-figure fund-raising in our box office again, and that theaters have attracted more than 450,000 viewers in three daysIt is somewhat bittersweet that very great films like ‘Shorta’ have been left out of the Top 10 in favor of the titles of big studios or with great promotional campaigns behind; but this is the price that must be paid to get closer to the old cinematic normality.
And now, to review the premieres.
The premieres of June 11, 2021
‘The snail house’ (2021)
The first premiere of the week has a Spanish invoice, and has just passed through the Official Section of the Malaga Festival. It is the thriller ‘La casa del caracol’; Macarena Astorga’s return to feature film 10 years after the documentary ‘Los ojos de Brahim’, this time adapting Sandra García Nieto’s novel by Javier Rey and Paz Vega.
‘In a wild place’ (‘Land’, 2021)
Robin Wright makes her directorial debut and double as the lead actress in this drama about grief and the connection with the world around us that once again relapses into the concept of an urban character seeking spiritual retreat in the midst of a more hostile nature than it could possibly be. expect.
‘Just once’ (2021)
We continue with the debuts in the direction, this time with a Spanish invoice, with ‘Solo una vez’; GUillermo Ríos Bordón’s debut feature, written by Marta Buchaca; a drama starring Ariadna Gil focused on a psychologist from the service of attention to women victims of gender violence.
‘La violinista’ (‘Violinist’, 2018)
The late premiere of the week comes from Finland, and its production date dates back to 2018. ‘The Violinist’ is a romantic drama set in the world of music, directed by newcomer Paavo Westerberg and starring Matleena Kuusniemi; a violinist who loses feeling in her hands after suffering an accident.
‘Regrettable Stories’ (2020)
After passing through Amazon Prime Video at the end of 2020, this delirious black comedy of cross stories 100% brand of the Javier Fesser house hits theaters. Bad drool and loud laughter in this triple nominee for the Goya Awards.
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‘Mulholland Drive’ (2001)
Not a week without a revival in style. On this occasion, it’s time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the hypnotic ‘Mulholland Drive’ by maestro David Lynch; a golden opportunity to get intoxicated with its atmosphere and enjoy the interpretation of a Naomi Watts to frame.
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‘Human Life’ (2020)
The Brazilian documentary ‘Human Life’ closes the week’s premieres, in which directors Gustavo Brinholi and Luiz H. Marques explore the lives and stories of a diverse group of people; from disabled artists and athletes to Holocaust survivors.
More recommendations in File Espinof
If the premieres of this week do not catch your attention or you want to recover titles that have been in theaters longer, remember that you can take a look at the movies on the bill from last week and the previous one. And if you still want even more recommendations, don’t forget that in our weekly Newsletter ‘Expediente Espinof’ we offer you a selection of films and television for all palates, curated by our editors.