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Spanish Cinema in New York

11 December 2011 9:25 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Spanish Cinema Now opened on Friday with Nacho Vigalondo's Extraterrestrial (it screens again on Thursday) and runs through December 22. Blogging for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jeffrey Bloomer notes that this year's festival features a 10-film retrospective of films by the late Luis García Berlanga, "who helped fuel a resurgence in Spanish cinema in the desolate years following the Spanish Civil War…. Two of Berlanga's most acclaimed films screen back-to-back on December 11 and 15. His beloved debut, Welcome Mr Marshall! (1953) [clip above], follows a village's misbegotten attempts to finagle post-war American aid from visiting officials, while Plácido (1961) is a winking Oscar-nominated Christmas story about a town where affluent families each take in a poor person for the holiday. Both are considered to be among Berlanga's masterpieces."

Back, though, for a moment to Extraterrestrial, "sci-fi comedy of cuckolding — a cynical and screwball study of love and suspicion," as Henry Stewart calls it in the L. »

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