Saturday, October 01, 2011

6th October "Balada triste de trompeta" by Alex de la Iglesia

6th OCTOBER Balada triste de trompeta by Álex de la Iglesia (2010)

Año 1937. En plena guerra civil, tropas republicanas irrumpen en un circo, durante el espectáculo, para reclutar a sus empleados para luchar contra las tropas nacionales. Mucho tiempo después, en los últimos años del franquismo, dos payasos (Carlos Areces y Antonio de la Torre) luchan por el amor de una atractiva trapecista.

1937, Spain is in the midst of the brutal Spanish Civil War. A "Happy" circus clown is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single handedly massacres an entire platoon. Fast forward to 1973, the tail end of the Franco regime. Javier, the son of the clown, dreams of following in his father's career footsteps, but has seen too much tragedy in his life-he's simply not funny and is only equipped to play the role of the Sad Clown. He finds work in a circus where he befriends an outlandish cast of characters, but as the Sad Clown he must take the abuse of the brutish Happy Clown Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment. It is here that he meets Natalia, a gorgeous acrobat, and abused wife of Sergio. Javier falls deeply in love with Natalia and tries to rescue her from her cruel and violent husband, unleashing Sergio's jealousy. But Natalia is torn between her affection towards Javier and her lust for Sergio.

Venice Film Festival 2010 Won

Golden Osella Best Screenplay
Álex de la Iglesia
Silver Lion Best Director
Álex de la Iglesia
Young Cinema Award Best Film Venezia 67
Álex de la Iglesia

Goya Awards 2011 Won

Goya Best Make-Up and Hairstyles (Mejor Maquillaje y/o Peluquería)
Pedro Rodríguez
José Quetglás
Nieves Sánchez Torres
Best Special Effects (Mejores Efectos Especiales)
Reyes Abades
Ferran Piquer
(Reyes Abades Efectos Especiales and Molinare).

HORA: 7:30 de la tarde.
DIA: Jueves, 6 de octubre.
Ver mapa History Corner; 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 200.
SALA: 200-002 (piso de abajo).
SUBTITULOS: Subtítulos en inglés.

Después de la película quedaremos en COHO CAFE en Stanford a eso de las 10:00 horas para cenar y tomar unas cervecitas.

WHEN: Thursday October 6th, at 7:30 PM.
See map History Corner; 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 200.
ROOM: 200-002 (downstairs).
ubtitles in English.

Please join us after the film in COHO CAFE at Stanford. We usually meet around 10:00 pm for food and beer.

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