Mar Adentro (2004) Friday 10 November 7.30pm -10.30pm
Next Friday is our last great movie of the year, Mar Adentro (Sea Inside).
The film is written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, who was born in Chile just before the Pinochet dictatorship, which led his family to move to Spain. There he would spend his life and later become one of the country’s greatest cinema directors.
If you have never seen an Alejandro Amenábar movie, please do because he has some masterpieces: His first was Tesis in 1996, which he directed at the young age of 24. The film won 7 Goyas and put his name on the map.
A year later he directed Abre Los Ojos, a science fiction film that impressed Tom Cruise so much he bought the rights to star in the remake, Vanilla Sky. A great fact is that Penélope Cruz played in both movies.
Having achieved international recognition from his 3rd film The Others, a ghost story starring Nicole Kidman, he went on to direct Mar Adentro in 2004.
This is a real life-story about Ramón Sampedro, a quadriplegic played by Javier Bardem, which addresses issues such as euthanasia, abortion, or “the right to a dignified life.” The movie won 14 Goyas, including best movie and best director, and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004.
To date no film has won more Goya awards.
I am sure you will enjoy this movie, especially because it’s a real life-story that spent a long time in the Spanish media, but above all, because Javier Bardem’s performance is so great.
Take a look at the trailer:
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Hasta el próximo viernes,
Hola! I am Enric Sancho from Barcelona. I've always loved to study different languages and learn about other cultures, so 3 years ago I decided to make teaching Spanish my profession and I love it. I qualified as a teacher at International House London where I learnt about the communicative approach and a few months ago I also qualified as a DELE A1/A2 examiner at Instituto Cervantes in London. I always aim to make my lessons interesting and enjoyable with cultural tips, so my students travelling to South America and Spain can communicate with native Spanish speakers.
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