V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Corridas de alegría

V' 13

Corridas de alegría

Gonzalo García Pelayo
E, 1982
74min, OmeU

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Corridas de alegría

Gonzalo García Pelayo
E, 1982
, 74min, OmeU

Actors: 
Carla Antonelli
Luis Barboo
Luis Fernández
Javier García Pelayo
El Gran Simón
Screenplay: 
Miguel Ángel Iglesias
Romualdo Molina
Sound: 
Enrique Molinero
Camera: 
Roberto Ochoa
Editor: 
Roberto Fandiño
Composer: 
Alameda
Medina Azahara
Cai
Gualberto

Production: 
Intercine
Format: 
DigiBeta
Color

CORRIDAS DE ALEGRÍA is best described as a combination of the key elements lending momentum to VIVIR EN SEVILLA and FRENTE AL MAR: The film possesses the (self-) conscious, crude structure of the former, originating from various aesthetic concerns, as well as the articulate, episodic structure of the latter. The story reads like a distinctive film noir inspired by a buddy movie: The first thing Miguel wants to do after escaping from prison is to find his girlfriend Diana. The next thing is to settle certain open accounts. Javier, a rather eccentric gambler, wants to be of assistance. The structure of the film reminds of a road movie that is in no particular hurry to arrive at its destination. The title, again, insinuates an exercise in eroticism – though the film definitely reveres women with passionate fervour. On the other hand, the easygoing, comedic note struck by the film was not necessarily expected: While cinema is taken seriously here, life in itself is not – which is correct. Thus, CORRIDAS DE ALEGRÍA is not the story of an escape but of a joyful sprint towards the future.

In the presence of Gonzalo García Pelayo and Javier García Pelayo

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