Cinema of Spain http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29427/all en Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem expecting second child -report s http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/penelope-cruz-javier-bardem-expecting-second-child-report-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Oscar-winning couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their second child, according to U.S. media reports on Friday.</p> <p>The New York Post first reported Cruz's pregnancy, citing unidentified sources. Celebrity magazine Us Weekly and the website of television network E! said sources close to the couple confirmed the news. A source told E! that the "Volver" actress was "around three months" pregnant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/penelope-cruz-javier-bardem-expecting-second-child-report-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Cinema of the United States Entertainment Film Human Interest Penelope Cruz Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:00:26 +0000 5743734 at http://www.globalpost.com Silent film "Blancanieves" sweeps Spain's Goyas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/silent-film-blancanieves-sweeps-spains-goyas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Feb 18 (EFE).- "Blancanieves," a silent movie shot in black-and-white, took Best Film honors at the Goya awards, Spain's equivalent to the Oscars.</p> <p>Pablo Berger's version of the Snow White tale picked up 10 awards in all, including Best Original Screenplay and a Best Actress nod for Maribel Verdu as the evil stepmother.</p> <p>The Cuban entry, zombie pic "Juan de los Muertos" (Juan of the Dead) took the prize for Best Ibero-American Film.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/silent-film-blancanieves-sweeps-spains-goyas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Entertainment Fernando Trueba Goya Awards Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:21:11 +0000 5767177 at http://www.globalpost.com Trueba: Contemporary life is too boring for movies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/trueba-contemporary-life-too-boring-movies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guadalajara, Mexico, Mar 2 (EFE).- Contemporary life is too "boring" to make movies about, Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who much prefers period pieces, said.</p> <p>"It makes me feel a lot freer, because when you do a story that occurred in the past, you can fantasize and concentrate on talking about things that are really important," the 58-year-old director said the day before the inauguration of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/trueba-contemporary-life-too-boring-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Fernando Trueba Guadalajara, Jalisco Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:17:32 +0000 5772482 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish director who gave Penelope Cruz her break dies aged 67 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/spanish-director-who-gave-penelope-cruz-her-break-dies-aged-67 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jose Juan Bigas Luna, a Spanish director and screenwriter who gave Penelope Cruz her first big screen break, has died aged 67 after a long struggle with cancer, Spanish media reported Saturday.</p> <p>Bigas Luna, as he was simply known, directed more than a dozen films over his 35-year career.</p> <p>Perhaps his best-known for international audiences was "Jamon Jamon" (1992), a raunchy comedy which starred newcomer Cruz and up-and-coming fellow Spanish actor Javier Bardem.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/spanish-director-who-gave-penelope-cruz-her-break-dies-aged-67" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Human Interest Spanish films Spanish people AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:49:59 +0000 5803706 at http://www.globalpost.com Javier Bardem plays neo-Nazi in film based on brother's novel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130410/javier-bardem-plays-neo-nazi-film-based-brothers-novel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Apr 10 (EFE).- After portraying the most twisted villain in the history of the James Bond franchise, Javier Bardem plays a neo-Nazi in "Alacran enamorado" ("Scorpion in Love"), a film based on the novel of the same name by his older brother Carlos.</p> <p>"I fixed on several people to compose the tone and appearance of Solis," the Oscar-winning actor said at a press conference in Madrid with the rest of the team behind the film, which opens in Spain this Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130410/javier-bardem-plays-neo-nazi-film-based-brothers-novel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carlos Bardem Cinema of Spain Spanish people Sports Agencia EFE Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:16:27 +0000 5808929 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish film producer Elias Querejeta dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130609/spanish-film-producer-elias-querejeta-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Jun 9 (EFE).- Spanish film producer Elias Querejeta died on Sunday in Madrid, Spanish Audiovisual Producers Association, or FAPAE, representatives told Efe. He was 78.</p> <p>Querejeta was "the best Spanish producer of all time" and a "very special" person who leaves a "great legacy" for future generations in Spanish film, FAPAE president Pedro Perez said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130609/spanish-film-producer-elias-querejeta-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basque people Cinema of Spain Spanish films Agencia EFE Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:30:05 +0000 5853791 at http://www.globalpost.com 'The Impossible' Director Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/the-impossible-director-juan-antonio-bayona-direct-showtimes-pe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Kenneally</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Juan Antonio Bayona, director of "The Orphanage" and "The Impossible," has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of "Penny Dreadful," the Sam Mendes-produced drama series coming to Showtime.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/the-impossible-director-juan-antonio-bayona-direct-showtimes-pe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Film Spanish films Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:30:58 +0000 5860678 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican film fest to open with Almodovar's latest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130627/mexican-film-fest-open-almodovars-latest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Jun 27 (EFE).- The latest from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), will be the first offering at Mexico's Es.Cine festival of Ibero-American film, organizers said.</p> <p>The film, which debuted in Spain three months ago, will have its Mexican premiere at the July 5-11 festival, which is to feature 13 pictures from Spain and Latin America.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130627/mexican-film-fest-open-almodovars-latest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Film Spanish films Agencia EFE Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:03:36 +0000 5869454 at http://www.globalpost.com Luis Buñuel home in Mexico City to become a cultural center http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130712/luis-bunuel-home-mexico-city-become-cultural-center <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Jul 12 (EFE).- The home in Mexico City where Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel lived during his last years will reopen its doors in 2014 as a cultural center, the deputy director of the Film Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said.</p> <p>The building was restored "giving it the same image" the original property had and is currently in a phase of being fitted out, Carmen Carrara said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130712/luis-bunuel-home-mexico-city-become-cultural-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Film Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel Agencia EFE Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:33:19 +0000 5882555 at http://www.globalpost.com Actress Penelope Cruz gives birth to baby girl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/actress-penelope-cruz-gives-birth-baby-girl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Spanish actress Penelope Cruz gave birth to her second child with husband Javier Bardem, a girl, on Monday in a Madrid hospital, a source familiar with the situation said.</p> <p>Spanish media reported the birth earlier on Tuesday, citing a hospital representative, though Madrid's Clinica Ruber declined to confirm the news and representatives for Cruz and Bardem could not be reached for comment.</p> <p>Cruz, 39, was still in hospital on Tuesday, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/actress-penelope-cruz-gives-birth-baby-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Cinema of the United States Film Human Interest Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:02:34 +0000 5891542 at http://www.globalpost.com Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem have second child http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/penelope-cruz-javier-bardem-have-second-child <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar-winning Spanish film stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem had their second child on Monday -- a girl according to Spanish media reports.</p> <p>Cruz gave birth at Madrid's Ruber International hospital just to the north of the city, where Spain's Crown Princess Letizia gave birth to her two daughters, a hospital source said.</p> <p>"The couple checked in yesterday and she gave birth yesterday," the source told AFP without specifying the gender of the baby.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/penelope-cruz-javier-bardem-have-second-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Film Human Interest Spanish people AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:06:03 +0000 5891557 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's Maribel Verdu says she'd like to film in Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130726/spains-maribel-verdu-says-shed-film-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bogota, Jul 26 (EFE).- Spanish actress Maribel Verdu said here that she would be interested in filming in Colombia and praised the selections made for a retrospective of her work to be screened in the Andean nation.</p> <p>"I miss Colombia and I'd love to (film there) because the country fascinates me," Verdu, who has appeared in movies shot in Mexico, Chile and Argentina, said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130726/spains-maribel-verdu-says-shed-film-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Spanish films Spanish people Agencia EFE Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:03:36 +0000 5894754 at http://www.globalpost.com Fernando Trueba says he doesn't like "Hollywood dynamic" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130731/fernando-trueba-says-he-doesnt-hollywood-dynamic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York, Jul 31 (EFE).- Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba, who cemented his place in Hollywood with his Oscar-winning "Belle Epoque," said during the presentation here of his latest film that he doesn't like the ambience of Tinseltown.</p> <p>"The Hollywood dynamic isn't my thing. What I would perhaps like is to shoot a film here in English and with Aida Folch (the Spanish actress who is helping him promote his latest work in the United States), who learns a language in every film I do with her," he told Efe in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130731/fernando-trueba-says-he-doesnt-hollywood-dynamic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Fernando Trueba Fernando Trueba Spanish films Agencia EFE Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:33:12 +0000 5899120 at http://www.globalpost.com Bardem, Cruz back on same film set for "The Counselor" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130822/bardem-cruz-back-same-film-set-the-counselor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Aug 22 (EFE).- Spain's Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who got their start on the big screen together two decades ago, are back on the same film set once again, this time for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor."</p> <p>The celebrity couple, who got married in 2010 and have two children, including a newborn, will not share any scenes during this latest picture, which is based on a Cormac McCarthy novel.</p> <p>They first met as co-stars of the low-budget 1992 Spanish comedy/drama film "Jamon, Jamon" when they were virtual unknowns.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130822/bardem-cruz-back-same-film-set-the-counselor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Cinema of the United States Film Human Interest Agencia EFE Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:47:22 +0000 5915469 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's Latin film fest opens with "Los amantes pasajeros" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131009/japans-latin-film-fest-opens-los-amantes-pasajeros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tokyo, Oct 9 (EFE).- The 10th edition of Japan's Latin Beat Film Festival got under way here Wednesday with a screening of "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), the latest from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.</p> <p>Twenty films in all will be shown in Tokyo over the course of a week before a scaled-down version of the event takes to the road for stints in Kyoto and Yokohoma before concluding Nov. 10 in Osaka.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131009/japans-latin-film-fest-opens-los-amantes-pasajeros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Spain Film Spanish films Agencia EFE Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:34:17 +0000 5956237 at http://www.globalpost.com