We finally reached the last month of this bloody year. A month in which we will have several premieres that will wake up the increasingly weak Spanish box office, such as some that arrive this Friday, December 4.
As the most outstanding novelty we have ‘The summer we live‘(Warner Bros.), a romantic drama starring Blanca Surezy and Javier Rey in which some mysterious obituaries arrive at the hands of a young journalist. Always unsigned. Always dedicated to one Luca. In them, one guesses a story of love, friendship and betrayal that took place on the roads of Jerez during the summer of 1958. An immortal love whose protagonists, despite the fact that forty years have passed, do not want to forget.
For its part, for the whole family comes’At war with my grandfather‘(Diamond Films), a comedy in which young Peter is forced to leave his room when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves into their home. With the help of his friends, Peter declares war on his grandfather to make him leave the room, but Ed is stubborn and is not going to make it easy for him.
Finally, for the little ones comes’The dragon rider‘(Flins & Pinculas), an animation film in which Firedrake is a young silver dragon who is tired of hiding in the forest and is willing to show the older generation that he is a real dragon. When the humans are about to destroy the last refuge of his family, Firedrake goes on a secret adventure with his friend Sulfur Skin to search “The Edge of Heaven”, the legends say that it is the sanctuary of the dragons. On their search, Firedrake and Brimstone Skin meet Ben, an orphan and stray who decides to join them.
‘At war with my grandfather’
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director: Tim Hill
Screenplay: Joey Syracuse, Matt Ember, Tom J. Astle Read
Cast: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Oakes Fegley, Laura Marano, Cheech Marin, Jane Seymour, Christopher Walken, Faizon Love
Plot: Young Peter is forced to leave his room when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves into their house. With the help of his friends, Peter declares war on his grandfather to make him leave the room, but Ed is stubborn and is not going to make it easy for him.
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Guin: Jack Thorne
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Tim Woodward, Indica Watson, Harriet Turnbull, Demetri Goritsas, Mirjam Novak, Peter Sztojanov Jr., Cara Bossom
Plot: At the end of the 19th century, Marie Sklodowska is a scientist who must fight against society to carry out her research. After joining forces with Pierre Curie and winning the Nobel Prize for their studies on radioactivity, the couple became the center of international attention. However, after a tragic accident, Marie must continue to advance alone in her work and face the transformative effects of her discoveries.
‘The summer we live in’
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Carlos Sedes
Guin: Ramn Campos, Gema R. Neira, Salvador S. Molina, Javier Chacrtegui, David Orea
Cast: Blanca Surez, Javier Rey, Pablo Molinero, Carlos Cuevas, Mara Pedraza, Moreno Borja, Adelfa Calvo, Manuel Morn, Guiomar Puerta, Joaqun Nuez
Plot: Some mysterious obituaries reach the hands of a young journalist. Always unsigned. Always dedicated to one Luca. In them, one guesses a story of love, friendship and betrayal that took place on the roads of Jerez during the summer of 1958. An immortal love whose protagonists, despite the fact that forty years have passed, do not want to forget. There are moments that last a lifetime.
‘The dragon rider’
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Director: Tomer Eshed
Guin: Johnny Smith
Cast: Nonso Anozie, Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patrick Stewart, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Jamiyka Jones, Stephen Hogan, David Brooks
Plot: Hidden on the outskirts of London, Firedrake is a young silver dragon who is tired of hiding in the forest and is willing to show the older generation that he is a true dragon. When the humans are about to destroy the last refuge of his family, Firedrake goes on a secret adventure with his friend Sulfur Skin to search “The Edge of Heaven”, the legends say that it is the sanctuary of the dragons. On their search, Firedrake and Brimstone Skin meet Ben, an orphan and stray who decides to join them. They will soon discover that they are not traveling alone… Scorching Nettle pursues them; the evil dragon-eating monster that tracks and destroys everyone …
‘How to survive in a material world’
Director: Miranda July
Guin: Miranda July
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger
Plot: Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) are two professional con artists who have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to scam, swindle and steal at every opportunity. During a badly planned and desperate coup, the family convinces a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) to join their next fraud, something that will undoubtedly turn their entire world upside down.
Guin: Jean-Louis Milesi
Cast: Sergi Lpez, Slvia Prez Cruz, Emmanuel Vottero, Xavier Serrano, David Marsais, Valrie Lemercier
Plot: February, 1939. Overwhelmed by the wave of republicans fleeing the Franco dictatorship, the French government chooses to confine the Spanish in concentration camps. In one of those fields, two men, separated by a barbed wire, make a friendship. One of them is Josep Bartoli, a cartoonist who fights against the Franco regime.
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Guin: Malcolm Campbell, Phyllida Lloyd
Cast: Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Cathy Belton, Ericka Roe, Rebecca O’Mara, Sean Duggan, Charlene Gleeson, Chelsea Gill, Lucy Parker Byrne, Ally Ni Chiarain, Eimear Morrissey, Liz Fitzgibbon, Molly McCann, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Dmitry Vinokurov, Aaron Lockhart, Anita Petry
Plot: At first glance, Sandra (Clare Dunne) is a young mother who strives to find a warm, safe and happy home where her two young daughters grow up. Determined that their lives improve, and when she understands that the institutions are not going to help her, she decides to build it up from scratch. With very little money and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to turn her ambitious plan into reality. At the same time, she must escape the control of her possessive ex-husband and away from her daughters and herself. But nothing can intimidate Sandra, who gathers a series of friends willing to support and help her. Thanks to the generosity and kindness of these people …
Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Guin: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli
Cast: Ia Sukhitashvili, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Rati Oneli
Plot: In a quiet provincial town, a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses is attacked by an extremist group. In the heat of conflict, the world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana’s inner dissatisfaction grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.
‘The vampire of Barcelona’
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Llus Dans
Guin: Llus Arcarazo, Mara Jan
Cast: Roger Casamajor, Nora Navas, Bruna Cus, Francesc Orella, Sergi Lpez, Mario Gas, Nuria Prims, Pablo Derqui, Anna Alarcn, Alejandra Howard, Albert Pla
Plot: In Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, two cities coexist: one bourgeois and modernist, the other sordid and dirty. The disappearance of little Teresa Guitart, daughter of a wealthy family, shocks the country and the police soon have a suspect: Enriqueta Martí, known as ‘La Vampira del Raval’. The journalist Sebastià Comas delves into the labyrinth of streets, brothels and secrets of the Raval neighborhood, where he knows what to find the truth about the disappearances and macabre murders of children of whom La Vampira is accused. You will soon discover that there is an elite hiding there, ready to hide their vices at any cost.
‘The Godfather, Epilogue: The Death of Michael Corleone’
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Screenplay: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garca, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola,
Plot: Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) is already 60 years old, and he just wants to protect his family from the crime that surrounds them and find the best successor for his emporium. That could be the vehement Vincent (Andy Garcia), but it could also be the spark that will turn Michael’s hope of having a legitimate company into a hell of violence …
‘Rocca changes the world’
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director: Katja Benrath
Guin: Hilly Martinek
Cast: Luna Maxeiner, Caspar Fischer-Ortmann, Luise Richter, Leo Knizka, Barbara Sukowa, Mina Tander, Fahri Yardim, Michael Maertens, Cordula Stratmann, Detlev Buck, Volker Bruch, Claire Wegener, Annika Vieider, Nevio Wendt, Marta Laubinger, Lena Stolze, Hedi Kriegeskotte, Milena Dreiig, Markus Knfken, Natalya Bogdanis, Ivan Doan
Plot: Brave, funny and unique: that’s Rocca. At eleven years old, he leads a somewhat peculiar life. While her astronaut father is watching her from outer space, Rocca lives alone with her squirrel and attends a normal school for the first time in her life. All stands out immediately for his carefree and nonconformist attitude. Rocca is not afraid to face the bullies of the class, because she defends justice through thick and thin. And it is not difficult for her to befriend Casper, a ‘homeless’ whom she tries to help, while trying to win the affection of her grandmother. With her overflowing optimism, Rocca shows, together with her new friends, that even a girl can change the world.
‘Pippi and the sleepless man’
Genre: Animation, Family
Director: Edmunds Jansons
Guin: Eglite Lot
Plot: This year everything is going wrong. A little brother has appeared in Pippi’s life and turns everything upside down. With the help of their imaginary friend, Mr. Sleepless, they will create a plan to save the Christmas holidays. Come discover two beautiful stories for the little ones loaded with values about sibling relationships.