Gearing up for the 500th anniversary of Spain's arrival in Florida next year, Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is celebrating the outstanding new cinema from Spain arriving in Miami this month.
On Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 PM, Miami Film Society members will be treated to a FREE SNEAK PREVIEW screening of Enrique Urbizu's acclaimed No Rest for the Wicked (No habrá paz para los malvados), the BIG WINNER at the 2012 GOYA (Spanish Academy) AWARDS, where it won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor for popular Spanish actor Jose Coronado, among other awards, beating out Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In. The Miami Film Society preview will be the Florida premiere for this superb noir thriller, in which Coronado gives a staggering performance as Santos Trinidad, a corrupt cop who stumbles upon a massive criminal conspiracy in the Madrid underworld. Keeping one step ahead of the law to avoid being indicted on multiple murder charges, as well as peeling back the layers of the massive terrorist plot; Trinidad emerges as a classic and unforgettably magnetic anti-hero.
No Rest for the Wicked will have its exclusive commercial debut at MDC's Tower Theater on December 21. Join the Miami Film Society today to see this multi-award-winning Spanish noir two months in advance and for free, as well as a host of upcoming sneak previews and special events!
On Friday, October 26, MDC's Tower Theater will open in an exclusive Miami commercial run, the new thriller from the acclaimed creator of the top-grossing [REC] film series, Jaume Balaguero, entitled Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes). Starring Luis Tosar (Cell 211, Take My Eyes, Mondays in the Sun) as Cesar, the seemingly benign superintendent of an upscale Madrid apartment building. Despite his ingratiating manner, Cesar is secretly wicked, a cruel man at heart, who is bent on creating misery for the tenants he is entrusted to be looking after. His focus lies particularly on Clara (Marta Etura), whose beauty is matched by her completely genuine belief in the goodness of people. A battle of wills soon shapes up between Cesar's black soul and Clara's kind-hearted persona, which escalates into a heart-stopping climax making it one of the most gripping, breathtaking thrillers of the decade.
And finally, don't miss the return of MIFF12 Knight Ibero-American competitor, Madrid, 1987, by director David Trueba, coming soon to the Coral Gables Art Cinema; as well as the 2nd annual Recent Cinema From Spain, coming to the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center from November 8 – 11. Full program line-up and ticket info may be found at miamirecentcinemafromspain.com