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‘The belly of the sea’, by Agustí Villaronga, sweeps the Malaga Festival
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‘The belly of the sea’, by Agustí Villaronga, sweeps the Malaga Festival

It was one of the favorites. By risk, by packaging and by result. The belly of the sea, from Agustí Villaronga, came as one of the most anticipated titles of this edition of the Malaga Festival, and it did not disappoint. A proposal that adapts a text by Alessandro Baricco and that unites past and present, with the story of the shipwreck of a frigate in the 19th century, and its parallels with refugees and migratory crises today. The jury of the Official Section has not thought about it, and has given Villaronga's film -director of Black Bread and cult films like Behind the glass- all possible prizes, including the Golden Biznaga for the best Spanish film. But he also won Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Roger Casamajor -Villaronga's fetish actor, Best S...
The secrets of the script of ‘Long live Russia!’, The unpublished film and "craziest" by Berlanga
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The secrets of the script of ‘Long live Russia!’, The unpublished film and "craziest" by Berlanga

Luis Jose de Leguineche, armed with a blond toupee, he lands at Barajas airport and gets off the plane together with a group of old men with a banner that reads: "The last exiles salute the Spain of 92." One of them is on a stretcher, more dead than alive, waving a tricolor flag. Then, the son of the recently deceased marquis returns to the plane to pick up something he has forgotten: some sadomasochistic magazines. With that delusional scene, climax of the Berlanguiano universe, the script of Long live Russia!, the movie that was supposed to turn the hilarious National Trilogy from Luis Garcia Berlanga in tetralogy and that, due to various vicissitudes, was never shot. The unpublished text, signed by the filmmaker himself, his son Jorge, Rafael Azcona Y Manuel HidalgoI...
25 years without Rafaela Aparicio, the eternal servant of the Spanish
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25 years without Rafaela Aparicio, the eternal servant of the Spanish

Rafaela Aparicio he devoted his entire life to cinema and theater. Acted in more than a hundred films (almost all comedies), she was part of the cast of countless plays and participated in television shows until shortly before her death, on June 9, 1996. She often boasted of having won the affection of all her professional colleagues. Paradoxically, not a single actor attended his funeral in the Pantheon of Spanish Writers and Artists of the San Justo Cemetery in Madrid.The good-natured-looking actress was born incidentally in Marbella in April 1906, and grew up as the graceful of the family. Later, she was educated under the direction and care of the Carmelite nuns of Córdoba, which awakene...
The best of the Malaga Festival 2021: few well-known names and many newcomers
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The best of the Malaga Festival 2021: few well-known names and many newcomers

03/06/2021 11:56 - Updated: 06/03/2021 11:57The Malaga Festival postpones its XXIII edition three days after the inauguration for the coronavirus crisis"It was March 10 and still Pedro Sanchez it had not announced the state of alarm, but the cancellation of the film contest suggested that this was not "a simple flu" and that the information coming from China had to be taken less lightly. It was the first major delay on the industry schedule, following Universal's announcement to cancel the premiere of 'No Time to Die' and Fox-slash-Disney's take out 'Operation Shrimp' of the billboard. More than a year later - although the festival held a strange and pandemic edition at the end of August - the...
The Falangist film that was censored and persecuted by Franco
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The Falangist film that was censored and persecuted by Franco

The censorship became a common practice during the Francoism. The dictatorship reviewed scripts, made corrections, retouched scenes, and even mutilated foreign films, which arrived without the most controversial scenes when it did not prohibit them directly. Any hint of criticism of Franco or the regime was directly prohibited. Or propaganda or censorship. That was the filmmakers' dilemma. The usual ones ran into her: Bardem, Berlanga or Buñuel, that after outwitting her -no one knows very well how- with Viridiana, had to take the copies of the film to France so that they would not be burned after the screening in Cannes and the furious reaction of the Vatican. But Franco's desire to control and manipulate reached the limit that he banned a Falangist film like Red and...
The best Spanish film according to moviegoers around the world
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The best Spanish film according to moviegoers around the world

(Almost) everyone likes lists. They simplify everything. At a glance you can know what they like or what they don't like, what people recommend or what they would never use. In the cinema it always happens at the end of the year, that everyone rushes to get their lists. What we like the most. But, what if the list was not made by a media or a journalist? What if it was users from all over the world who chose the best movie? There are pages that have long allowed us to vote on the titles that are released. This can be compared to whether the opinion of the sensible critics agrees with that of moviegoers. In Spain the star web is Filmaffinitty, but worldwide there is nothing more widespread than IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), which serves as the largest database of ...