The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Anne Deluz, Mercedes Gamero, Cristina Huete, Mikel Lejarza.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Juan Pedro de Gaspar.  … More The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

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Feast Of July

BBB (out of 5) Monumentally depressing Merchant Ivory drama about a mysterious stranger (Embeth Davidtz) who wanders into a small English village nine months pregnant and not a shade of a ring on her finger. A farming family take her in and take care of her after her baby is born, having no idea what … More Feast Of July

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Europa Europa

BBBB (out of 5) The improbabilities of this film are further proof that life truly is stranger than fiction. Based on the memoirs of Solomon Perel, this powerful drama tells of a young Jewish boy (Marco Hofschneider) who manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Germany by pretending to be a Nazi himself. Separated from … More Europa Europa

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Damage (Fatale)

BB.5 (out of 5) Jeremy Irons plays a successful politician with the perfect life, his gorgeous frosty wife (Miranda Richardson) the perfect companion for his ambitions, and his handsome son (Rupert Graves) making his own way in the field of journalism.  When Graves brings home a beautiful woman (Juliette Binoche) with whom he is getting … More Damage (Fatale)

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