WM Focus On: Gael García Bernal

Monday 8 December - Tuesday 9 December 9.30pm

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  • WM Focus On: Gael Garc√≠a Bernal
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016

Mexican actor and director Gael Garc√≠a Bernal has starred in some of the Mexico’s most acclaimed movies, before successfully crossing over into independent and Hollywood films. This December, World Movies celebrates some of Gael Garc√≠a Bernal’s finest work over two stunning nights.

From the ‚Äògringos’ who brought you Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy comes the slapstick action-packed comedy extravaganza Casa De Mi Padre. Will Ferrell is Armando Alvarez, a simple Mexican boy who is proud to work on his father’s sprawling ranch. In spite of his wide-eyed enthusiasm for ranch life, the stupid yet optimistic Armando can only play second fiddle to his glamorous brother, Raul. But when Raul brings his sexy bride, Sonia, home to meet the family, the sexual tension between her and Armando is only the start of the trouble, as the brothers soon find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord (Gael Garc√≠a Bernal).

In Rudo & Cursi, Mexican half-brothers Beto and Tato have a typical love/hate relationship with each other. They both work on a banana plantation and live with their extended family. The brother’s fortunes change when into their lives comes Batuta, a soccer scout. Despite their advancing ages, both Beto and Tato are naturally gifted at soccer, playing professionally has always been Beto’s dream, although Tato has other professional thoughts on his mind. Batuta eventually recruits both for different teams in Mexico City. Beto and Tato’s fortunes rise and fall, the falls based on those things which hold more passion for the brothers. For Tato, he loves fast women, but he loves singing even more. For Beto, his passion is gambling. The duo just have to keep these alternate passions in check to make their soccer lives lucrative ones…


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