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Amongst the films opening this week at cinemas in Barcelona are the following movies:
La Gran Aventura de Winter (Dolphin Tale) - Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. star in this heart-warming tale which centres on the relationship between a boy and a dolphin with a deformed tail. Inspired by a true story, the film explores the human effort dedicated to saving the dolphin from his fate, in which the chances of surviving are minimal. A poignant family movie.
La sombra de Evita - This Spanish documentary tells the fascinating story of Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She remains an iconic figure of European, as well as South American, history and was influential in the politics of Spain and Argentinian women's rights during the Forties. Xavier Gassió directs archive footage of her diplomatic adventure around Europe. Interesting cultural flick.
London Boulevard - Based on the novel by Ken Bruen, this gangster film is set in the districts of London. Ex-con Mitchel (Colin Farrell) is determined to protect a young actress (Keira Knightley) from the relentless pursuit of the paparazzi but his violent past comes back to haunt him and make him question his loyalties. Ray Winstone stars as the kingpin of the gangster world determined to set the record straight. Unpredictable crime drama!
George Harrison: Living in the Material World - Academy Award Winning director Martin Scorsese directs this documentary about the life of Beatle, George Harrison. With words from family, friends and associates, the film is intercut with archive footage and unseen interviews with the man himself, and is sure to keep all Beatles' fans entertained. Discover the rollercoaster ride of the music star from his childhood to early Beatles career, to the break-up of the band and, finally, the sad passing of the legend in 2001. A powerful biographical film.
Anonymous - Set in Elizabethan England, this political thriller explores the theory that William Shakespeare was not responsible for his works and that England's most famous playwright may well have been a fraud. The attempt to usurp Queen Elizabeth I from the throne serves as an effective cultural setting for one of England's greatest conspiracy theories. An intriguing watch which challenges even the most adamant of critical perceptions. (Showing at Renoir Floridablanca, Verdi HD and Yelmo Cines Icaria 3D in English with Spanish subtitles).