Alex de la Iglesia returns with ‘Veneciafrenia’, which shares the billboard with ‘El hombre del norte’ and ‘Arthur Rambo’

The new production by Alex de la Iglesia arrives this weekend in Spanish cinemas, where it will share the billboard with the film starring Nicole Kidman ‘El hombre del norte’ and the French ‘Arthur Rambo’. The reenactment of the fire that destroyed Notre Dame, the ecologist-tinged film ‘A Little Plan’ starring Laetitia Casta, ‘The Kiss of God’ and the documentary about the Alcàsser girls are part of this week’s list of premieres.

Alex de la Iglesia returns to the big screen with ‘Veneciafrenia’, the film that tackles a real problem that plagues many cities in the form of terror: mass tourism. The citna focuses on the overcrowding of tourism that the city of Venice receives each year. The citizens of that area are fed up with the tourists and go to arms to kill everyone who comes to “visit” the city. In the cast Ingrid García Jonsson, Silvia Alonso, Goize Blanco, Nicolás Illoro, Alberto Bang, Cosimo Fusco, Enrico Lo Verso, Armando di Razza, Caterina Murino and Nico Romero.

Who really is Karim D? The newly discovered writer adored by the media? Or his alias Arthur Rambo, author of hate-filled messages that someone discovers on social media? The French drama, directed by Laurent Cantet and starring Rabah Nait Oufella, Antoine Reinartz, Aleksandra Yermak, Sofian Khammes, Anaël Snoek, hits theaters this weekend.

Another French production on the billboard is ‘En su punto’, a romantic comedy set in Paris that mixes the worlds of gastronomy and fashion. Directed by actor and screenwriter Christopher Thompson and starring César winner Géraldine Pailhas and Arnaud Ducret, it tells the story of Charly, the successful editor of a fashion magazine in Paris, who has her life perfectly controlled, but everything changes when her husband dies. father and inherit the family business: an exquisite butcher shop for which she feels no interest.

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes ‘The man from the north’, an epic adventure that follows the story of a young Viking prince determined to avenge the death of his father. The film features an all-star cast led by Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.

In ‘Dog. Wild Ride’, ex-US soldier Jackson Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois in the Army) travel the Pacific Coast to make it to their best friend’s funeral on time. On this fun road-trip together they will learn to love again and give each other the opportunity for a new life. The adventure film is co-directed by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum and stars Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Q’orianka Kilcher, Kevin Nash, and Cayden Boyd, among others.

‘Notre Dame is burning’ offers a step-by-step recreation of what happened on April 15, 2019, when the cathedral suffered the biggest fire in its history. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, the film tells how a series of heroic men and women risked their lives to save the temple.

Laetitia Casta and Joseph Engel play the role of French director Louis Garrel in ‘A Little Plan’, about a married couple who find themselves disoriented and confused when they discover that their teenage son has been secretly selling several family belongings to finance an ecological project to save the planet.

‘Tokyo Revengers’ is a Japanese drama from director Tsutomu Hanabusa, in which the protagonist learns from the news that his old high school sweetheart, Hinata Tachibana, has been murdered by a group of villains known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. Takemichi lives in a horrible apartment, and his boss, six years younger, treats him like an idiot. His life has hit rock bottom… But he suddenly travels ten years into the past, to his high school days, to save Hinata and change her life.

’75 DAYS’ AND ‘THE KISS OF GOD’

’75 days’ is written and directed by Marc Romero and narrates the days of searching for the three Alcásser girls found dead and in an advanced state of decomposition. Police investigations lead to two suspects, Antonio Anglés and Miguel Ricart. Anglés, he’s been twenty-seven years without showing signs of life… or death.

The list of premieres closes with ‘El beso de Dios’, a documentary directed by Pietro Ditano, shot over several years to collect images of nature in various parts of the world, such as Brazil, Iceland, the Beach of the Cathedrals (Lugo) and Matera (Italy), thus linking the Creation and the celebration of the Eucharist. The film is narrated by Eduardo Verástegui and with testimonies and explanations from personalities such as the priest and promoter of the Hakuna Association, José Pedro Manglano; the actor from Barrabás in ‘The Passion of the Christ’, Pietro Sarubbi; the two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi or the author Scott Hann, among others; and with musical pieces by Andrea Bocelli and the rapper Almighty.