Whiskey: Uruguayan fictional feature film, released in 2004. It is directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, co-produced by Argentina, Germany and Spain. With Andrés Pazos as Jacobo Koller, Mirella Pascual as Marta Acuña and Jorge Bolani as Herman Koller. Note: 4
On the first anniversary of his mother's death, Jacobo Koller, the owner of a small sock factory and who leads a very boring and repetitive life, asks one of his attentive employees, Marta, to spend a few days at his house making pose as his wife, as her brother, Herman, arrives for a visit. It takes him a while to realize that Jacobo is asking Marta because he has no one else to ask. Why Marta agrees is another matter.
Family Crimes: Argentinian fictional feature film, of a dramatic genre, directed by Sebastián Schindel and released in 2020. The script was written by Sebastián Schindel and Pablo del Teso. Starring Cecilia Roth, Miguel Ángel Solá, Sofía Gala, Benjamín Amadeo and Paola Barrientos. Note: 3
“Family Crimes” tells the story of Alicia and Ignacio, a married couple from one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, who live together with Gladys, their maid, and their three-year-old son, Santiago. Their lives begin to change when their own son, Daniel, with whom they have a troubled relationship, is accused of the rape and attempted murder of his ex-wife.
Made you look. A True Story About Fake Art: documentary feature film of Canadian origin, released in 2020, directed and screenplayed by Barry Avrich. Note: 3
It documents the true story of a woman who arrives at a New York gallery with a collection of previously unseen works by Mark Rothko, thus starting the biggest scam in the greedy New York art world.
Rocketman: British biopic, with touches of musical fantasy and drama, based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher from a screenplay by Lee Hall, it was released in 2019. The feature film stars Taron Egerton in the role of Elton John, and a cast made up of Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Gemma jones. Note: 4
Dressed in an extravagant demon costume, Elton John enters an addiction rehab session, and begins to recount his life in flashback mode (The Bitch Is Back).
Little Elton (registered as Reginald Dwight) grows up in 50s Britain, raised by his cold and uncaring mother, Sheila, and his loving grandmother, Ivy. His father, Stanley, serves in the British Royal Air Force and is absent from home and his son's life most of the time.
Reginald is interested in music and the piano, discovering his ability to "play by ear" (repeating a piece perfectly after hearing it just once). Reginald hopes to play for his father when he returns, but Stanley shows no interest in his son or his talent ("I Want Love").
Break Everything: The History of Rock in Latin America is a 2020 musical documentary miniseries based on the Rock en Español movement in Latin America. The series is broadcast on the Netflix web service. It was created by Nicolás Entel and directed by Picky Talarico. It has the executive production of Nicolás Entel, Picky Talarico, Iván Entel and the Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla and the production of the Red Creek company. Note: 3
The miniseries narrates the evolution of rock in Latin America from its origins in the 50s, based on American rock and roll, its connection with the sociopolitical environment of the countries in which it developed, up to the present; with its protagonists as narrators of the revealed events, which features artists such as Fito Páez, Charly García, Andrés Ciro Martínez, Álex Lora, among others.
It premiered on December 16, 2020 on Netflix and has 6 chapters of approximately one hour.
The Witch (titled in English The Witch and stylized as THE VVITCH) is a 2015 American-Canadian period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers, in his directorial debut. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy in her first film role, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson. The Witch follows a 4th-century Puritan family who encounter the forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm. Note: XNUMX
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2015, and can currently be viewed on the Netflix streaming platform. It received positive reviews and was a box office success in theaters, grossing $40 million against a budget of $4 million.
Life in Color: is a natural science documentary series, released in 2021 on Netflix. It consists of three episodes and is presented by David Attenborough. Note: 3
Using innovative technology, this “docuseries” explores nature from a new perspective as animals use color to survive and thrive in the wild.
Unorthodox: (known as Little Orthodox in Latin America, Nothing Orthodox in Brazil and Unorthodox in Spain) is a German-American web television drama miniseries that debuted on the Netflix platform on March 26, 2020.
The series was inspired by and loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. It was co-produced by Real Film Berlin and Studio Airlift, distributed by Netflix, produced by Alexa Karolinski, written by Anna Winger, Alexa Karolinski and Daniel Hendler, directed by Maria Schrader and filmed in Berlin. Its leading actors are Shira Haas, Amit Rahav and Jeff Wilbusch.
The series tells the story of Esther "Esty" Schwartz, a 19-year-old woman on the run from her arranged marriage and the Satmar Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, to which she belongs.
He leaves his surroundings in search of his own sense of identity to move to Berlin, where his mother has been absent since his childhood, and tries to navigate a secular life. She meets a group of music students from different countries, she befriends them and decides to enter the music conservatory.
Her husband Yakov Shapiro, who discovers that Esty is pregnant, travels to Berlin with Moshe, his cousin, by order of his rabbi, to try to find her and return her to the community. It is the first Netflix series that is primarily spoken in Yiddish. It consists of four episodes of approximately 55 minutes each.
Halston is a biographical fictional series, in the form of an American web television miniseries about the life of designer Halston, based on the novel Simply Halston by Steven Gaines and starring Ewan McGregor. Note: 4
The series, created by Sharr Whitte and produced by Ryan Murphy, was released on May 14, 2021 on Netflix. It tells the story of the legendary fashion designer and how he turned his name into a worldwide emporium synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining his era.
Mank is a 2020 American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the script for “Citizen Kane” (1941). Directed by David Fincher, based on a screenplay by his father Jack Fincher, the film was produced by Ceán Chaffin, Douglas Urbanski and Eric Roth. It stars Gary Oldman, in the title role, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann and Charles Dance.
Fincher's father, Jack, wrote the script in the 1990s, and David originally intended to film it after completing "The Game" (1997), with Kevin Spacey and Jodie Foster set to star. It never came to fruition, and Jack Fincher died in 2003. The project was finally officially announced in July 2019, with filming taking place in Los Angeles from November 2019 to February 2020.
“Mank” had a limited theatrical release on November 13, 2020, and began streaming on Netflix on December 4 of the same year. It received positive reviews from reviewers who praised the direction, photography, production values, and musical score, as well as Oldman's and Seyfried's performance. “Mank” was the most nominated film at the 2021 Oscars with a total of ten nominations, including best picture, best director (Fincher) and best actor (Oldman), and won for best production design and best cinematography.
Curtiz: 2018 Hungarian biographical feature film, directed by Tamás Yvan Topolánszky, based on the making of the 1942 film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and directed by Hungarian director Michael Curtiz. Note:4
Hollywood, 1942. The US government puts pressure on Hungarian-born film director Michael Curtiz, who is about to finish filming "Casablanca," to accentuate the film's propaganda message so that public opinion will lean in favor of the country's intervention in the European war.
During filming, he had to battle almost daily with political censors who wanted to change the film's script. Also, Curtiz's troubled relationship with his daughter made this period more difficult for him.
The producers of “Curtiz” are Tamás Yvan Topolánszky, Claudia Sümeghy and Barnabas Hutlassa. The executive producer is Orian Williams and the screenwriter Zsuzsanna Bak.
Room 2806: The Accusation is a four-part documentary series that premiered in December 2020 on the Netflix platform. This series looks at what happened in room 2806 at the Sofitel hotel in New York in 2011. The case involved French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, one of the most famous sexual assault cases in modern history. Note: 3
Strauss-Kahn, a former French presidential candidate and widely known by the nickname "DSK", served as Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2007 to 2011. On May 14, 2011, DSK was accused of attacking Nafissatou Diallo and forcing her to perform oral sex while working as a housekeeper at the Sofitel hotel in New York. He was arrested that night and charged with seven crimes, including sexual assault and attempted rape. Four days later, Strauss-Kahn resigned from the IMF.
Akelarre is a film directed by Pablo Agüero and released in 2020. It deals with witchcraft as a representation of taboos and repression of the ludic sense of life. Produced by Koldo Zuazua and script by Katell Guillou and Pablo Agüero, based on "Proceso witchcraft of Zugarramurdi”. Note: 4
The co-production between Spain, Argentina and France had a budget of around 2 million euros, of which 200.000 were general state aid for feature film productions. As for the collection, the film was screened for 24 weeks from October 2, 2020 to March 14, 2021. During those screenings, a total of 55.065 people saw the film, generating a collection of 311.592 euros. It can currently be seen on Netflix.
“Akelarre” tells the story of an inquisition judge who, at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, entrusted by the king, arrests and accuses young women from a small Basque town of witchcraft. His crime? Dance freely and sing in a language of the devil: Basque. A plot that unites this historical film with the present, where feminism is again attacked by the rise of the extreme right. One sentence sums up the essence of the film: "There is nothing more dangerous than a woman who dances."
Tales by Light: documentary series about photography, released on Netflix in 2015. It takes place in three seasons of six episodes each.
Photographers and filmmakers travel the world capturing incredible images of people, places, creatures and cultures from angles never seen before.
Starring photographers Darren Jew, Art Wolfe and Krystle Wright. Idea and Creation of Abraham Joffe
The Hand of God: Italian semi-autobiographical fictional feature film by Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Paolo Sorrentino. The film presents the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa (Filippo Scotti), in the turbulent Naples of the eighties. In "The Hand of God" there is room for happy surprises, like the arrival of legendary soccer player Diego Maradona, and for an equally unforeseen tragedy. Fate plays his role, joy and misery intertwine and Fabietto's future begins to roll. Sorrentino returns to the city where he was born to tell his most personal story: a story about destiny and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
It was released in 2021 and features music by Lele Marchitelli, photography by Daria D'Antonio, production by Italian and North American companies such as The Apartment, Netflix, Regione Campania and Campania Film Commission, and a cast made up of: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Luisa Ranieri, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Lino Musella, Renato Carpentieri, Sofya Gershevich, Enzo Decaro, Massimiliano Gallo, Elisabetta Pedrazzi, Ciro Capano, and Biagio Manna.
Lixo Extraordinário: is an Anglo-Brazilian documentary feature film, released in 2010.
The documentary recounts the work of the Brazilian plastic artist Vik Muniz with collectors of recyclable material in one of the largest controlled landfills in the world, located in Jardim Gramacho, Duque de Caxias, a peripheral neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. The landfill was also the setting for another Brazilian documentary, also awarded: “Estamira” (2004), by Marcos Prado.
The documentary shows the production of works of art with material collected from the Jardim Gramacho landfill. Throughout the production of these works, between 2007 and 2008, transformations occurred in the life and worldview of the seven tasters participating in the project, including Tião Santos, president of the Association of Tasters of the Jardim Gramacho Metropolitan Landfill.
Don't look up: the fictional feature film “Don't Look Up” (Don't look up, in Spain; Don't look up, in Latin America) is a 2021 American science fiction and satire film, written, produced and directed by Adam McKay.
It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two astronomers trying to warn humanity about a comet approaching Earth that will destroy human civilization. According to some media, the comet is an analogy for climate change and the film is a satire on the indifference of the government and the media in the face of this ecological crisis.
The cast also includes Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. Ariana Grande and Scott Mescudi also collaborated on the song "Just Look Up" as part of the film's soundtrack.
Produced by Hyperobject Industries and Bluegrass Films, the film was announced in November 2019 and sold by Paramount Pictures to Netflix several months later. Filming was initially scheduled to begin in April 2020 throughout the state of Massachusetts, but was pushed back to November due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, then lasted until February 2021.
“Don't Look Up” had a limited theatrical release on December 10, 2021, before being released on the Netflix streaming service fourteen days later. It received mixed reviews from critics; however, it was named one of the top ten films of 2021 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. It received four nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
It also received four nominations at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, and six nominations at the 27th Critics' Choice Film Awards, including Best Picture.
“Don't Look Up” set a new record for the most viewing hours in a single week on Netflix and became the second most-watched movie on Netflix within 28 days of release.
The boss, radiography of a crime: is an Argentine fictional feature film, of the dramatic-criminal genre, produced in 2014 with a script by Sebastián Schindel, Nicolás Batlle and Javier Olivera, adaptation of the book by Elías Neuman, produced, edited and directed by Sebastián Schindel . The cast is made up of Joaquín Furriel, Mónica Lairana, Guillermo Pfening, Luis Ziembrowski, Victoria Raposo, Germán De Silva and Andrea Garrote. The film made its theatrical appearance on February 26, 2015.
“El patron, radiography of a crime” participated in many festivals around the world, such as the Busan Festival in South Korea where it received the audience award, the Warsaw Festival where it won second place in the audience award; the Guadalajara festival where he won the awards for best first film and best actor (Joaquín Furriel); the Viña del Mar International Film Festival, where he won the awards for best film, best director and the audience award; It was also part of the official section of several festivals such as those in Chicago, Havana, Santa Bárbara, Mar del Plata, Seattle, Warsaw and Busan.
Parallel Mothers: is a Spanish fictional feature film of the dramatic genre, produced in 2021, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde and the special participation of Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Rossy de Palma.
It had its premiere as the opening film of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, in September 2021, where Penélope Cruz was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. It was released in Spanish cinemas on October 8, 2021 by Sony Pictures Releasing International. It was also scheduled to be the closing film of the New York Film Festival in 2021.
The film received numerous nominations and awards at festivals in Europe and the United States. Including two nominations for the 2022 Oscar Awards in the categories of best actress and original soundtrack.
Inventing Anna is a semi-biographical and semi-fictional series that arrived on Netflix in February 2022, starring "Ozark" actress Julia Garner as the con artist Anna Delvey (fictitious name of Anna Sorokin), is one of the most seen on the streaming service, to date.
“Inventing Anna” tells the incredible true story of Anna Sorokin, a twenty-something socialite who posed as a wealthy German heiress under the name Anna Delvey, in New York City.
She successfully swindled friends and major banks out of hundreds of thousands of dollars before being convicted of fraud and grand theft. At the 2019 trial, Sorokin was found guilty of defrauding hotels, banks and other institutions of more than $200.000. She swindled further sums of money from associates and friends whom she met through trickery.
“Inventing Anna” explores the rise and fall of Sorokin through the perspective of Jessica Pressler, the journalist who wrote an explosive article that unmasked Sorokin and went viral in 2018.
As it is reiterated in each episode: “This whole story is completely true. Except for the parts that are completely made up”, so this series allows us to constantly contrast reality with fiction…
The Andy Warhol Diaries, the biographical miniseries, released in 2022, consists of one season made up of six episodes.
After being shot in 1968, Andy Warhol begins to record his life and feelings in diaries that, together with this series, reveal the secrets hidden behind the artist.
The Dark Daughter (original title: The Lost Daughter) is an American-British-Israeli drama film, written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante, released in 2021. It stars Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Paul Mescal, and Ed Harris. Note:
It had its world premiere during the 78th Venice International Film Festival, on September 3, 2021, where Gyllenhaal won the Osella Award for Best Screenplay. It had a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 17, 2021, before to be incorporated into the Netflix streaming platform on December 31 of the same year.
The film received critical acclaim and three nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Colman, Best Supporting Actress for Buckley and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Andes Mágicos: documentary series about science and nature, premiered on Netflix in 2019 and developed in two seasons. Creation: Luis Ara, Alexandra Hardorf. Note: 3
From Argentina to Colombia, this documentary series proposes a journey through the mountains of South America for viewers to discover the unique lives of the people who live in the Andes, surrounded by wonderful landscapes.
The Last Forest: 2021 Documentary Film, released on Netflix, directed by Luiz Bolognesi and scripted by Bolognesi himself and Davi Kopenawa. In addition, it has the interpretation of members of the Yanomami ethnic group such as: Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Ehuana Yaira Yanomami and Pedrinho Yanomami. Note: 3
Mixing dramatization and documentary, this film describes the way of life of the indigenous Yanomami tribe and their struggle to preserve it. In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, Luiz Bolognesi documents the indigenous community of the Yanomami and describes their threatened natural environment, the Amazon rainforest.
The Social Dilemma is a 2020 documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. Released via Netflix on September 9, 2020, the film explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society, focusing on the exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance and data mining. data; how its design involves nurturing an addiction, its use in politics, its impact on mental health (including adolescent mental health and increasing suicide rates), and its role in spreading conspiracy theories, aiding groups like flat earthers, supremacists and white racists.
The film features interviews with former Google designer and Center for Human Technology co-founder Tristan Harris, fellow Center for Human Technology co-founder Aza Raskin, Asana co-founder and Facebook Like button co-creator Justin Rosenstein, Harvard University Shoshana Zuboff, Pinterest President Tim Kendall, AI Now Research Policy Director Rashida Richardson, Yonder Research Director Renee DiResta, Stanford University Addiction Medical Society Program Director Anna Lembke, and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier. The interviews are told alongside dramatizations starring actors such as Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward, and Vincent Kartheiser, which tell the story of a teenager's social media addiction.
The Social Media Dilemma premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix on September 9 of the same year.
Radioactive (titled in Spain and Latin America as Madame Curie) is a biographical film released in 2020 about the Polish scientist Marie Curie, the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes in different specialties —Physics and Chemistry—, and the first woman to hold the position Professor at the University of Paris. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie, it is based on the graphic novel by Lauren Redniss.
In February 2017 it was announced that Marjane Satrapi would direct a biopic on the life of Marie Curie, with StudioCanal and Working Title Films as producers. Production was initially expected to start in the fall of 2017. In May 2017, during the Cannes Film Festival, Rosamund Pike was chosen to play Madame Curie.
In February 2018, the film was acquired by Amazon Studios, with filming beginning in Budapest and Esztergom the same week. A few days later, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, and Simon Russell Beale completed the cast. The film was released in 2020.
Granizo, Argentine dramatic fictional feature film from 2022, starring Guillermo Francella, Peto Menahem, Romina Fernandes, Martín Seefeld, Laura Fernández, Eugenia Guerty, Viviana Saccone, Horacio Fernández, Norman Briski and Nicolás Scarpino.
After receiving a barrage of criticism for failing to predict a terrible storm, a famous meteorologist returns to his hometown and begins a journey of self-discovery.
My Octopus Teacher (titled “Mi maestro el pulpo” in Latin America and “Lo que el octopus taught me” in Spain) is a 2020 South African documentary directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, chronicling the year filmmaker Craig Foster spent forging an unusual relationship with a common octopus in a South African kelp forest. Released on September 7, 2020 on the Netflix platform, it began filming in 2013 and to date has won a large number of awards and recognitions —including an Oscar in the category of best documentary— and general critical acclaim.
In 2010, filmmaker Craig Foster began freediving in a cold underwater kelp forest in a remote part of False Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa. Foster began documenting his experiences and eventually met a curious young female octopus that caught his attention. He decided to keep visiting her burrow every day for a year to gain the animal's trust. As the film progresses, Foster describes the impact his relationship with the octopus has on his own life.
One day, the octopus is attacked by two sharks, loses an arm, and retreats to its lair to recover, slowly regenerating its limb over three months. In a subsequent attack, the mollusk displays vastly enhanced creativity in surviving by latching onto the shark's back. Later, after mating with a larger octopus and producing a large number of eggs, the octopus dies naturally while caring for her eggs, and her body is carried away by a shark.
Foster describes the effect of this octopus mentorship as a lesson in the fragility of life and humanity's connection to nature, creating a deeper bond with her son as he grows older. developed as a diver and student of marine life.
Production and Release: The film was shot in a kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa. In collaboration with the Sea Change Project, Off The Fence and ZDF Enterprises, "My Octopus Teacher" was executive produced by Ellen Windemith and directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed.
Photography was directed by underwater cameraman Roger Horrocks, with additional footage by Craig Foster and Horrocks himself. A smaller amount of underwater footage that does not appear in the film but was shot by the same couple in the same location had already been shown in the fifth episode of the documentary Blue Planet II.
Foster also officiated as a producer through his involvement with the Sea Change Project, and his wife, Indian environmental journalist Swati Thiyagarajan, became the film's production manager.
The filmmaker began filming his underwater experiences in 2010, so the film spent ten years in the making. It ultimately became the first South African nature documentary to be released by Netflix.
“My Octopus Teacher” was released internationally on September 7, 2020 by the aforementioned streaming platform.
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