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26 de Sep de 2020

Nacional

A low price feast but few takers

Occasionally those who chose what we should be watching, slip up and let us see something like the Goya Ghosts, but that kind of enjoyab...

Occasionally those who chose what we should be watching, slip up and let us see something like the Goya Ghosts, but that kind of enjoyable historical piece is now what I’m talking about.

In Hollywood the first two letters of history are usually dropped and we get a story as seen through the director’s eyes.

Like that wonderful piece of melodrama, when Mel Gibson had the British soldiers fighting in the War of Independence, gather the inhabitants of a town into the church, and then set it on fire. That happened in Nazi occupied France in WW II, but how many moviegoers accepted. Gibson’s mangling of history as fact

But getting back to my opening question. The life enlarging experience is rare but over the last few days three movies at the European Fim Festival moved me deeply. They were el Pequeño teniente (French), La vida de los otros ( The Life of the Others,German) and Expiación (Attonement, British)

The festival is at Cinepolis Multiplaza and the cost for viewing a selection of really great movies () is $2.

So there must be long lines waiting to enjoy the bargains. Alas only for the French movie, which was shown on the opening night, preceded by a free wine party, which, was the main attractionAt the Saturday showing of the German movie there were less than a dozen people. I put it down to the start, 9.50 p.m

On Sunday, at 4.50 p.m, the British movie, Atonement in English, with Spanish subtitles had an audience of around 18, who had to battle through the lines of regular viewers. The festival is still on, and the remaining films are listed on this page. Do yourself a favor, and if you don’t speak Spanish, try the British offering at 9.30 p.m. on Thursday, you will not regret it.