THE QUEEN OF SPAIN
LA REINA DE ESPAÑA
2017, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 128 min, Spain, Dir: Fernando Trueba

Director Fernando Trueba revisits the characters of his THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS some 20 years later with another comedic tale of a chaotic film shoot. Penelope Cruz returns as Macarena Granada, now a Hollywood star, who has been cast in a musical biopic of Queen Isabella being made in Madrid during the Franco regime; Mandy Patinkin and Cary Elwes join the crew as a screenwriter and leading man, respectively.


TORO
2016, 105 min, Dir: Kike Maíllo

Toro (Mario Casas) has almost managed to put his criminal past behind him when he gets a desperate request from his brother (Luis Tosar), whose daughter is being held by Toro’s former boss, crime kingpin Romano (Jose Sacristan). Set in Andalusia, this fast-paced thriller boasts strong central performances and electrifying action sequences. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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.


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