5 items from 2010
Directors: Antonio Naharro, Álvaro Pastor Writers: Antonio Naharro, Álvaro Pastor Starring: Pablo Pineda, Lola Dueñas, Isabel García Lorca, Daniel Parejo, Lourdes Naharro At 34-years of age, Daniel (Pablo Pineda) is the first student with Down syndrome to obtain a university degree in Europe. After graduation, Daniel is hired by the Disability Services office of Seville, Spain; it is his first job -- and just another rung on Daniel’s ladder to normalcy. Daniel almost immediately starts working on the next rung, marriage, after landing the job, falling for a chain-smoking and boozy peroxide blond co-worker named Laura (Lola Dueñas). The question remains, can a “normal” woman fall in love with a man with Down syndrome? Or should Daniel just “Fall in love with women [he] can get”? Daniel explains at one point during the film that he has advanced beyond most individuals with Down syndrome because his mother (Isabel García Lorca »
- Don Simpson
Carrying on our support of independent film and filmmakers, we give you the trailer for Olive Films' "Me Too" (Yo, también). The drama opens on November 19th and is helmed and written by the duo of Antonio Naharro and Álvaro Pastor. Starring are Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda, Isabel García Lorca, Antonio Naharro, Pedro Álvarez-Ossorio and María Bravo. Thirty-four-year-old Daniel is the first European with Down syndrome to have graduated from university. He starts a social services job in Seville, where he meets free-spirited co-worker Laura. They become fast friends, drawing the attention of both their co-workers and families. Their unique relationship becomes problematic when Daniel falls in love with her. But these rebellious souls refuse to bend to the rules and they find friendship and love as they have never known »
- Cast and crew of Celda 211 -
If you think Oscar announcers make too many unnecessary remarks and mention damn useless trivia -the winner loved yellow minivans growing up- but still couldn't live without them, you would have fallen in love with the announcer for the Goya Awards.
The Spanish Academy presented its awards for the best of 2009 in a lavish, commercial free, ceremony last night where prison drama Celda 211 swept with eight Goyas including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Supporting Actress followed closely by Alejandro Amenábar's Agora which won most of the techs.
But if you were judging from what the announcer had to say you wouldn't have had an inkling of what was going on as the winners took the stage.
Like a gossipy insider he told us everything that would've otherwise been delivered only through whispers.
When Raúl Arévalo won Best Supporting »
Juan Oliver, Luis Tosar in Cell 211 (top); Rachel Weisz in Agora (middle, upper); Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda in Me Too (middle, lower); Penélope Cruz in Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces (bottom) Daniel Monzón’s Celda 211 / Cell 211, a drama set during a prison riot, was the big winner at the 2010 Goya Awards ceremony held in Madrid on Sunday. Cell 211 won eight Goyas, including best film, best director, best actor (Luis Tosar), best supporting actress (Marta Etura), and best adapted screenplay (Monzón and Jorge Guerricaechevarría). The Goyas’ runner-up was Alejandro Amenábar’s historical drama and box-office smash Agora, starring Rachel Weisz, which received seven trophies, including best original screenplay for eight-time winner Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The best actress winner [...] »
- Andre Soares
Jose here with some European awards news.
The nominees for the 24th annual Goya Awards were announced this past Saturday with Daniel Monzón's Celda 211, a prison drama, leading the field with 16 nominations including Best Picure and Best director. Alejandro Amenábar's Ágora followed with 13 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (Rachel Weisz).
The big news was the snub of Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces in the top categories. This makes it the first Almodóvar movie of the past decade not to be nominated for Spain's Best Picture (Volver won in the top categories three years ago and Bad Education and Talk to Her were nominated but lost in their respective years).
Joining Cruz and Weisz in the Best »
5 items from 2010
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