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¡Viva! 23 #8: El Mundo sigue (Life Goes On, Spain 1965)

One of the highlights of ¡Viva! this year, El Mundo sigue is a film made in the early 1960s and then suppressed, only re-emerging in a restoration in 2015. 1,608 more words

Festivals And Conferences

¡Viva! 23 #5: La Novia (Spain-Germany-Turkey 2015)

La Novia or The Bride is an adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding. It screened at ¡Viva! at the end of a day of films directed by women plus a panel on ‘Female filmmakers in Contemporary Spanish Cinema’. 949 more words

Festivals And Conferences

Remaking a Classic

I’m probably the only person who has never read any Stephen King novel and has never seen one of the adaptations from his books all the way through. 152 more words

Fences (US 2016)

Denzel Washington is an A List Hollywood star and has been for 30 years and he seems to have remained a potent star for longer than most of his contemporaries. 1,230 more words

Melodrama

Apple Tree Yard (UK 2017)

Emily Watson’s performance as the geneticist who becomes involved in an adulterous affair and ultimately a murder trial is one of the best I have seen in TV drama. 497 more words

Melodrama

A Monster Calls (Spain-US-UK 2016)

Here’s a good example of an ‘international film’. Siobhan Ward, an Irish writer of children’s books, has an idea for a story while she is dangerously ill. 1,472 more words

Melodrama

Nocturnal Animals (US 2016)

This film has been roundly praised in some quarters but I’m not sure I’m so enthusiastic about it. Director Tom Ford, who was responsible for the similarly acclaimed… 1,305 more words

American Independents