OFF COURSE
PERDIENDO EL NORTE
2015, DeAPlaneta International, 102 min, Spain, Dir: Nacho Garcia Velilla

Hugo (Yon González) and Braulio (Julián López) both have university degrees and no jobs. They think they can escape the economic doldrums by leaving Spain for Germany, but what looked like a land of opportunity on TV presents more challenges to the two friends than they expected in this sparkling comedy. One of the most successful films of the year in Spain! In Castilian and German with English subtitles.


LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED
VIVIR ES FÁCIL CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS
2013, Outsider Pictures, 108 min, Spain, Dir: David Trueba

This charming road movie, inspired by actual incidents, earned six Goya Awards, including Best Film and two for writer-director David Trueba. In 1966, teacher and Beatles fan Antonio (a superb Javier Camara) learns that John Lennon is filming HOW I WON THE WAR in Almeria, Spain, and sets off to meet his hero, joined by a pair of young runaways. In Spanish with English subtitles.


A GUN IN EACH HAND
UNA PISTOLA EN CADA MANO
2012, 95 min, Spain, Dir: Cesc Gay

One of the wittiest recent Spanish comedies, this film takes a hilarious look at eight Spanish men entering their 40s and confronting various midlife crises (one husband suspects his wife is cheating on him, while another seeks reconciliation with his ex-wife). You can’t help but love these good-hearted and friendly fellows as they lay their lives bare; though there are many twists in their stories, there are also amusing flashes of familiarity to their situations. The incredible cast includes Jordi Molla, Javier Camara and Eduardo Noriega. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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