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Qué Dilema (The Dilemma) - Award-winning director Ron Howard has tried his hand at bromance comedy. Starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as paunchy best friends and business partners whose wives are played by Winona Ryder and Jennifer Connolly—beauties that if this were real life and not the movies wouldn't give them the time of day. Vaughn's character discovers that Ryder, the wife of James, is cheating on him with a younger model. The question is, what to do, tell or not?
El Arbol (The Tree) - Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in this adaptation of popular Australian novel Our Father Who Art in the Tree by Judy Pascoe. It shows a family who are coping with the death of a dad and husband. The youngest child, played brilliantly by Morgana Davies, believes her father's spirit is alive and communicating with her through the majestic tree that grows beside the family home. Trouble starts when the roots of the tree start to destroy the house and wind up the neighbours.
La doctrina del shock (The Shock Doctrine) - Michael Winterbottom takes Noami Klein's book about free market policies that have either exploited or engineered disasters including in Chile, Russia and in the UK. Klein approached Winterbottom with the idea to lengthen her previous short film based on the book. In both the book and subsequent films, Klein suggests a link between economic shock, such as radical spending cuts and mass unemployment and the shock therapies practised in the Fifties, which ultimately led to the torture style techniques in places like Guantánamo. Spain is perhaps now the perfect audience for her argument.
X-Men. Primera Generación (X-Men. First Class) - As with most sequels, and this is now the fifth X-Men film, trouble arrives when you can't go any further forward, so where are they left with? The past, of course. Matthew Vaughn takes his cast, including the always impressive Michael Fassbinger, who's performance has many critics slavering. This film aims to explain the origins of the X-Men with Dr Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magento (Fassbinger) as enemies training mutants to harness their new found powers.