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Two Titans collide this weekend on the undercard. The first is Elton John, whose life is portrayed on the Rocketman tape. The second to go into the ring is Godzilla, who in his most recent appearance must face a trio of monsters to save, once again, our planet in Godzilla II: The King of the monsters.
However, they do not arrive alone. There will also be anime (I want to eat your pancreas), terror (Ma), drama (in transit, persecuted by Destiny) and documentaries (Kilian Jornet: Road to Everest, Malintzin, the story of an enigma).
What do you crave?
I want to eat your pancreas (Kimi no Suizô or Tabetai, 2018)
Address: Shin’ichirô Ushijima
Synopsis: «Our last spring… And the best of our lives. » At the end of spring a boy finds a diary in the waiting room of a hospital, on the cover is written «living while dying.» Surprisingly, he discovers that the diary belongs to Sakura, a popular and cheerful companion, who reveals that he suffers from a terminal illness. Sakura is determined to live her last days to the fullest, her joy for life will change the life of him forever.
The review: «It is a love story without cheap sentimentality that at some point leads the whole room to sobbing in unison, which treats in front of that naive love that Juan Jose Arreola plays in the meeting, but also has a reference to the novel Kokoro , by Natume Soseki, and a beautiful final sequence based on the little prince. » Continue reading…
Godzilla II: The King of the Monsters (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2019)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Bradley Whitford
Synopsis: Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the criptozoólogos of the Monarch agency as they try to being confronted against a group of huge creatures, including Godzilla himself. Among all try to resist the onslaughts of Mothra, Rodan or the last nemesis of humanity: King Ghidorah. These old creatures will do their utmost to survive, putting at risk the existence of the human being on the planet.
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
Synopsis: Rocketman is an epic fantasy about the incredible and human history of the years when Elton John became the superstar that is today. The film follows the fantastic voyage of the shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, until his arrival to fame and success as Elton John. This inspiring story shows how a boy from a small town became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture, and is set in the most beloved songs of Elton John, played by Taron Egerton.
Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Allison Janney
Synopsis: A lonely woman makes friends with a group of teenagers and decides to invite them to a party at her home. Just when the group of young people think that their luck can not go to better, a series of strange events begin to happen, putting in question the intentions of their new and mysterious friend.
Persecuted by Destiny (Racer and the Jailbird, 2019)
Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke
Synopsis: Gino is a criminal who is always tempted by the next great robbery. In his life he crosses the Bénédicte racing driver, who falls in love at first sight, but it is a love that can not be sincere and full, as Gino in addition to running danger himself, by engaging Bénédicte in his life, makes it a target.
Kilian Jornet: Road to Everest (Kilian Jornet: Path to Everest, 2019)
Director: Josep Serra & Sébastien Montaz-Rosset
Synopsis: After five years touring peaks around the world and completing a historic double ascent to Everest, Kilian Jornet continues with the search for new challenges that allow him to continue dreaming. Always surrounded by mountains and people who inspire him, in Kilian Jornet: On the way to Everest, the mountain athlete reveals his most intimate face, with his fears, his contradictions and his illusions.
In Transit (Transit, 2018)
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Synopsis: When a man flees to France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author of the one who owns his documents. In Marseille, she meets a young woman who is desperate to find her missing husband… The same man he’s impersonating.
Malintzin, the story of an Enigma (2019)
Director: Fernando González Sitges
Synopsis: Malintzin, also known as Doña Marina or La Malinche, is one of the most suggestive characters in Mexico’s history and perhaps the most decisive. His image has been stigmatized and converted, over the centuries, into a contrasting symbol in Mexico’s popular culture. Directed by the biologist and documentary filmmaker Fernando González Sitges, this dramatized documentary highlights the figure of this fundamental character in the conquest and in the becoming of the crossbreeding in Mexico. The plot follows the first contact he had with the Peninsular adventurers in his hometown south of Veracruz, until his disappearance is believed to have occurred around 1528, when he stops mentioning his name.
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