Anne Hathaway in the new adaptation of ‘Las Brujas’ based on the novel by Roald Dahl leads a billboard infected by the terror of Halloween with other genre proposals such as ‘Jóvenes y brujas’ or the Spanish ‘El cerro de los dios’.
For those who do not want to be afraid, a new version of ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen directed by Autumn de Wilde and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, the suggestive look of the Galician Lois Patiño in ‘Lúa Vermella’ or a comedy by Cesc Gay with Javier Cámara, ‘Sentimental’.
Anna Hathaway, a witch with glamor and black humor
The director of ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Back to the Future’, Robert Zemeckis, is in command of this new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel ‘The Witches’, which in 1990 already brought Nicolas Roeg to the screen with Anjelica Houston at the helm .
Anne Hathaway takes over from Houston, along with Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, in this fantasy adventure about a little orphan and his grandmother who have strange encounters with glamorous and devilish witches.
‘Young and witches’ returns with the Blumhouse label
Sequel to the 90s film that narrated the witchcraft experiments of a group of high school teenagers. Jason Blum’s production company, Blumhouse, responsible for recent horror hits such as ‘Let me out’, ” Insidious ‘or’ ‘Paranormal activity’ is behind the project.
Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film features Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna and Nicholas Galitzine, alongside Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny.
Anna Taylor-Joy is ‘Emma’ in a new Jane Austen adaptation
Autumn de Wilde, photographer and video clip maker for Florence and The Machine, The Lemon Twigs or The Decemberists, makes her feature film directing debut with this adaptation of ‘Emma’, Jane Austen’s comedy about love and happiness.
Anya Taylor-Joy is the protagonist of this brilliant satire on social class and how difficult it can be to leave adolescence behind and face the challenges of adult life.
‘The hill of the gods’, rural terror in Castilla La Mancha
Between comedy, terror and with a multitude of famous ‘cameos’ -Isabel Coixet, Raúl Arévalo, José Corbacho, Macarena Gómez, etc.- this first film by Daniel M. Caneiro starring Paula Muñoz, Jaume Ulled and Itziar Castro adopts the form of a mockumentary to discover the legend behind the celebration of La Siega in Fuentelsaz del Campo.
Paula, documentary director, investigates an ‘influencer’, an actress and an auteur film director who have been invited to a celebration in a small town in Castilla la Mancha with the intention of offering their souls to an ancient God in exchange of fame and success.
‘She dies tomorrow’, psychological terror awarded in Sitges
Amy Seimetz’s second feature film, the Jurat Carnet Jove award for best film at the Sitges Film Festival, is a horrifying horror tale that explores our primary fear of death and how it can spread like a virus.
Starring Kate Lyn Sheil (‘House of Cards’), the plot starts with a bad feeling: Amy is convinced that she is going to die tomorrow. When she tells her friend Jane, she tries to put the idea out of her mind, but soon after she begins to have that same feeling.
‘Lúa Vermella’, poetic and naturalistic Galician cinema
With her debut work, ‘Costa da morte’, Lois Patiño traveled the world from festival to festival as an exponent of New Galician Cinema, poetic, slow and naturalistic.
In his new film, ‘Lúa Vermella’, presented at the last Berlinale, he delves into the Galicia of the sea, in its physical and imaginary dimension, where reality and legend merge, to tell the story of O Rubio de Camelle, a diver that rescued more than 40 corpses of castaways.
‘Sentimental’, a theater comedy on screen
The Catalan Cesc Gay has adapted his own play ‘Los Neighbors de Arriba’, with Javier Cámara, Belén Cuesta, Alberto San Juan and the Argentine Griselda Siciliani in the leading roles of this comedy.
Julio (Javier Cámara) and Ana (Griselda Siciliani), a couple worn down by more than 15 years of living together, invite their upstairs neighbors, Salva (Alberto San Juan) and Laura (Belén Cuesta), a younger couple, to their home. than they are kind and friendly, but whose lovemaking “noises” have become a nuisance.
The most unknown Galdós, on his bicentennial
Playwright, editor, pianist, politician or eternal candidate for the Nobel Prize, Benito Pérez Galdós is one of the most important Spanish-speaking writers of all time, author of classics such as ‘Los episodios nacional’, ‘Fortunata y Jacinta’ or ‘Misericordia’ ‘.
On the occasion of his bicentennial, the director Miguel Ángel Calvo Buttini presents the documentary “El Siglo de Galdós”, which looks at unknown aspects of his personality through his letters, illustrations or interviews, as well as testimonies from Almudena Grandes, Ana Belén, Germán Gullón or Santiago Muñoz Machado.