CHAMPIONS
CAMPEONES
2018, Latido, 124 min, Spain/Mexico, Dir: Javier Fesser

In this hilarious and touching box office hit, Marco Montes (Javier Gutiérrez) finds himself at the mercy of a judge after losing his prestigious coaching job and getting arrested in a drunk driving incident. Part of his sentence involves coaching a basketball team of men with disabilities - an opportunity that may be Marco’s one chance to pick himself up and lead a team of talented players to victory. “A comedic slam-dunk.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


MARSHLAND
LA ISLA MINIMA
2014, Outsider Pictures, 105 min, Spain, Dir: Alberto Rodriguez

Spain’s democracy was still on wobbly legs in 1980, particularly in the backwater of Andalusia where this tense crime drama is set. City policemen Juan (Javier Gutiérrez) and Pedro (Raúl Arévalo) are dispatched to the depressed rural area to investigate the disappearance of two sisters; the cops’ differing backgrounds – one a ruthless veteran, the other an idealistic rookie – lead to increasingly unsettling discoveries. Winner of 10 Goya Awards, including Best Film, Director, Lead Actor (Gutiérrez) and Cinematography (Alex Catalán’s aerial shots are truly dazzling). “This superbly crafted, richly textured thriller is one of the strongest Spanish films of the year.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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