I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT (2019)
LO DEJO CUANDO QUIERA
2019, Filmax, 98 min, Spain, Dir: Carlos Therón

Pedro, Arturo and Eligio spent their entire college life studying and focusing on their postgraduate careers. Fast-forward 10 years, and things haven’t gone as planned. After Pedro is fired from his job at the local university, the three friends decide to try a new pill he’s been developing in his lab. They soon realize the potential profits of selling the new drug and are quickly swept into the exciting and dangerous world of drug dealing. Our heroes are getting a second shot at having fun in their youth, but at what cost? David Verdaguer (10,000 KM, LOS DIAS QUE VENDRAN) stars as Pedro in this hilarious romp around Madrid’s club scene.


FATHER THERE IS ONLY ONE
PADRE NO HAY MÁS QUE UNO
2019, Sony Pictures International, 98 min, Spain, Dir: Santiago Segura

In Spain’s greatest box office success of 2019, Javier (Santiago Segura) starts out as a hands-off father with a simplistic outlook on parenting. When the task of caring for five children becomes his alone for a weekend, however, Javier struggles to control the chaos he had previously been content to leave to his wife. With physicality and depth of pathos as ingredients, director and co-writer Segura concocts this light-hearted recipe about falling in love with one’s children all over again.


8 WOMEN
8 FEMMES
2002, Focus Features, 111 min, France/Italy, Dir: François Ozon

For 8 WOMEN, director François Ozon convened a company of France’s finest female acting talents. Danielle Darrieux is Mamy, the wheelchair-bound matriarch of a wealthy family that gathers at its chalet for Christmas, only to find the master of the house dead from a knife to the back. Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert are Mamy’s daughters, who, along with each of the film’s other principal characters, find themselves trapped in the chalet and accused of murder. Adapted from Robert Thomas’ stage play and influenced by the screwball comedies of old Hollywood, 8 WOMEN marries farce, melodrama and musical in an unbridled exploration of just how quickly the gloves come off when eight women with lethal motives are confined together.


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