Wed, 27 July|
Official Competition (Spanish Film Festival) Opening night film Caloundra
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) and Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) unite with Oscar Martínez (The Distinguished Citizen) in this bitingly funny satire of not just filmmaking, but the ego of the rich and vanity projects. "Wildly funny" Time Out
Time & Location
27 July, 7:00 pm
Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
About the Event
Official Selection Venice/Toronto Film Festivals
"Wildly funny" Time Out
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) and Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) unite with Oscar Martínez (The Distinguished Citizen) in this very funny behind-the-scenes satire of filmmaking from Argentine writer-directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.
Finding his legacy lacking in prestige, an octogenarian tycoon (José Luis Gómez) impulsively decides to finance a great work of cinema. Demanding the best of the best, he purchases the rights to a Nobel Prize–winning novel about sibling rivalry and renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Cruz) is recruited to mastermind this ambitious endeavour.
A visionary with a penchant for offscreen theatrics, Lola casts as her embattled co-leads a pair of actors with massive talent but even bigger egos: Hollywood heart throb Félix Rivero (Banderas) and radical theatre actor Iván Torres (Martínez). Both are legends, but not exactly best friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric trials set by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront not only each other, but also their own legacies.