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.


KÓBLIC
2016, 92 min, Argentina, Dir: Sebastián Borensztein

Director Sebastián Borensztein reunites with his CHINESE TAKE-OUT star Ricardo Darín in this taut thriller. Darin plays the title character, a pilot haunted by memories of “flights of death” that the Argentine dictatorship used to eliminate dissenters. But when he tries to escape his past in a remote Pampas village, Kóblic crosses paths with a corrupt police chief (a thoroughly menacing Oscar Martinez). Co-starring Inma Cuesta.


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.


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