4 movies with interesting stories

It’s been long since I haven’t posted about cinema. But it’s been even longer since I have last been in the cinema itself. Really bad. Instead, I have developed the skill of using my free time at work  to watch movies at 4 am in the middle of my 24h shift, or at 11am as a way of making me sleep after one of those long shifts. Not always in one go, but they were interesting enough to make me finish them. Hence, the intensity of my feeelings whilst watching (or this is just the way I am).

Hace un montón que no escribo sobre películas, pero aún hace más tiempo que no voy al cine. Terriblemente desastroso, pero a cambio, he desarrollado la habilidad de ver pelis a altas horas de la madrugada en medio de mis guardias de 24h o después de ellas, usándolas como método somnífero. Debido a la intensidad de las historias, o quizás las raras condiciones, me han hecho llorar y mucho! (o quizás es que simplemente soy así de pava).


1. Te doy mis ojos” or “Take my eyes” (2003) by Iciar Bollain.

te doy mis ojos

It’s a brutal story about sexism. A woman (Laia Marull) runs away with her kid from a husband (Luis Tosar) that beats her up and harasses her. Psychological dependency plays a main role. The most shocking scene to me was when a bunch of men gather for domestic violence therapy and open up about their thoughts on the matter. Absolutely touching.

Dura historia sobre una mujer (Laia Marull) que, junto a su hijo, abandona a su marido maltratador (Luis Tosar). La dependecia sentimental nos lleva por laberintos oscuros a medida que transcurre la peli. Lo más impactante para mi, la terapia de grupo entre maridos maltratadores. La de barbaridades que llegan a decir, saliéndoles del corazón, me dejaron perpleja.


2. “Wild” or “Alma salvaje” (2014) by Jean-Marc Vallée.


A woman with very tough personal experiences (Reese Witherspoon) goes on the hike of her life. It wouldn’t have made a difference to me if it wasn’t based on a true story and finding me in life changing phase. Good for personal reflections.

Una mujer marcada por un triste pasado (Reese Witherspoon) se embarca en la ruta de su vida a través de montañas. Me marcó, más que nada, por ser basada en hechos reales y por encontrarme yo en cambio de fase vital. Buena para reflexionar.


3. McFarland, USA (2015) by Niki Caro.


A track coach (Kevin Costner) in a small California town transforms  a bunch of village boys into a team of athletes. Good to see the mixture of two cultures and the start of new relationships in a land where the law of the strongest is predominant.

Un entrenador de atletismo (Kevin Costner) aterriza en un pueblo de la frontera de EEUU, donde la ley del más fuerte impera y donde transformará a chicos de pueblos y familias humildes en atletas capaces de todo. Bonito ver la mezcla cultural. Una realidad olvidada.


4. Interstellar (2014) Christopher Nolan.


I watched this movie 3 days ago, when on holidays, and, oh God, made me jump, cry and laugh. Heard of it as a hate or love movie. To me, really good, with a powerful story about what is coming if we don’t take care of our ecosystem. The script, the cinematogaphy, the special effects and the superb performance of Matthew McConaughey. Awesome.

Hace 3 días que vi esta peli, aprovechando mis vacaciones, y me hizo saltar y arrinconarme en el sofá, reír y llorar. Realmente lo tiene todo. Guión impactante sobre lo que nos depara si no cuidamos más nuestra tierra, buena fotografía, efectos especiales y genial actuación de Matthew McConaughey, que desde Dallas Buyers Club, tiene un olé asegurado de mi parte.

Enjoy! 🙂

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