MALAGA CITY’S Film Festival closes on Sunday after movie stars from around the world travelled to the Costa del Sol city to watch premieres of some of this year’s most anticipated releases.
A highlight for Spanish film fans came this week when the star-studded Dolor y Gloria premiered. Director Pedro Almodovar’s film stars Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz and is a semi-autobiographical work about a movie maker looking back over his life.
American filmmaker Jordan Peele’s Us also premiered. It makes nods to sci-fi classics and tells the story of a family beach holiday-turned nightmare that many critics interpret as an allegory of the contemporary United States.
The festival saw the premiere of Bel Canto, starring Julianne Moore who plays Roxane Coss who travels to South America but is taken captive by guerrilla soldiers.
Peret, Yo Soy la Rumba (Peret, I am the rumba) about the story of the Spanish musician and music genre of the same, also featured.