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Para qué sirve un oso?
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En un mundo mejor
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Para qué sirve un oso? - Tom Fernandéz directs his second feature film starring Javier Camara and Gonzalo De Castro. Two brothers, one a noted zoologist the other a biologist, reunite in order to save the planet after years of fighting. Will the power of Mother Nature be powerful enough to unite the quarrelling brothers?
En un mundo mejor - (Hævnen) If you take the English literal translation of the original Danish title then you get an idea of the main idea behind this Danish film's storyline - it means revenge and it is this that this award winning film hinges on. Two families with young boys move to work in a Sudanese refugee camp. Both arrive with a fair amount of emotional baggage, a looming divorce and grief being just some of the issues. The two young boys become friends but that new relationship is tested to limit when one of them involves the other in a dangerous act of revenge. It won not only the Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes but at the 83rd Academy Awards too. Must be pretty good then, no?
Invasión a la Tierra (Battle: Los Angeles) - I thought the synopsis on IMDb was so good that I didn't think I could make this film sound any better than they have... Here it is for you..."A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders."
La Vida de los Peces (The Life of Fish) - A travel journalist returns after being away from his native Chile for 10 years. Filmed in real time, it follows Andrés to a party where he catches up with old friends. But there is one person at the party that he must see but avoids. The tragic event that binds this group together is the reason why he left. Boyd von Hoeij in Variety says of it the beautifully crafted film, "The strong suit of Fish is that it focuses not on possible things in the future or concrete ones in the past, but the nebulous notion of what might have been."