Monday, September 5, 2016

INTERNATIONAL MONDAY: 'CEZANNE AND I' PERIOD SET MOVIE ON ZOLA'S AND CEZANNE'S FRIENDSHIP! SPANISH EPIC 16TH CENTURY ROYAL DRAMA 'THE BROKEN CROWN'

'CEZANNE AND I' TRAILER
 ZOLA'S & CEZANNE'S FRIENDSHIP
Since it is an uneventful beginning of the slow week, we shall, as it is our custom, go international today. First trailer (with English subtitles) and a poster have been released for French drama CEZANNE AND I (Cezanne et Moi) which depicts the exceptional friendship between legendary French novelist Emil Zola and French painter Cezanne. Starring Guillaume Canet as Zola and Guillaume Gallienne as Cezanne, the movie is hitting French cinemas later this month. Daniele Thompson, who wrote famous epic classic movie Queen Margot, is directing this one. The movie is out in Germany too in October.



'THE BROKEN CROWN' TRAILER
 SPANISH FIGHT FOR THE CROWN
Another historical movie to look forward to this year (it already played in Spain earlier this spring) is THE BROKEN CROWN (La Corona Partida) set in early 16th century: following the death of Queen Isabel (Michelle Jenner), her widow Fernando de Aragón (Rodolfo Sancho) enters in an open war with his tyrannical son-in-law, Felipe el Hermoso (Raul Merida), lord of Flandes, who wants to be the new king of the kingdom of Castilla above all. In the middle of the conflict his wife Juana (Irene Escolar), Fernando's daughter, turns in the centre of attention caused by her unstable mind state. Trying to preserve the kingdom for their descendants, Fernando asks for help from Cardinal Cisneros in order to make a deal with Felipe! But can Juana mediate between the two men of her life to prevent a war between the kingdoms that annihilates the legacy of her beloved and deceased mother, or will her growing insanity be the perfect excuse to start the war? 

24 comments:

  1. The Broken Crown looks full of royal drama. Intrigued by the insanity theme being there as well. Mental health is something even today many avoid discussing.

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    1. that movie actually connects ISABEL TV series and CARLOS, RAY EMPERAROD TV series. It was supposed to be a TV movie serving as a bridge between the two epic series, but they released it into theatres in the end

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  2. Looking forward to seeing "Cezanne et Moi" if it ever makes it here to Edmonton!

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    1. 'tis French, so I'm guessing it should? Do you get all the French music and programmes there?

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  3. My nephew's last name is Partida. I never connected the translation to 'broken' before. Now I'll probably always think that when I hear his last name.

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    1. Yes, we call it last name here, but I suppose it is called surname in many other parts of the world.

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    2. you have so many names over there :) We have just the name and the surname, I'm very special for having two surnames, which is very rare indeed... don't know where we picked it up

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    3. Yes we do. It really irks me when people give their kids more than one middle name. Like, really? One is more than enough!

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    4. and you don't even need that one either :)

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    1. absolutely! Is Isabel airing in Chile?

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  5. Royal dramas are so back. I'll try to add these to my list. Haha.

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    1. they should always be back if you ask me

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  6. Royals everywhere lately. I'm the Queen of my house so I guess I can't complain.

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  7. Wow. The Broken Crown looks intense.

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  8. I miss watching french films so I definitely look forward to see Cezanne et Moi. The film will most likely not reach us here so I will wait until they are available on Dvds.

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    1. yes, it probably won't play much around the world

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  9. Reminds me of my favorite Spanish song, Corazon Partido.

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