Bad Education (2004 film)
Bad Education is a 2004 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Lluís Homar, the film focuses on two reunited childhood friends and lovers caught up in a stylised murder mystery. Along with metafiction, sexual abuse by Catholic priests and drug use are important themes and devices in the plot, which led the MPAA to give the film an NC-17 rating; the film was released on 19 March 2004 in 10 September 2004 in Mexico. It was screened at many international film festivals such as Cannes, New York and Toronto before its US release on November 19, 2004; the film received critical acclaim, was seen as a return to Almodovar's dark stage, placing it alongside films such as Matador and Law of Desire. In 1980 Madrid, young film director Enrique Goded is looking for his next project when he receives the unexpected visit of an actor looking for work; the actor claims to be first love, Ignacio Rodriguez. Ignacio, now using the name Ángel Andrade, has brought with him a short story titled "The Visit" hoping that Enrique would be interested in making a film out of it giving him the starring role.
Enrique is intrigued since "The Visit" describes their time together at the Catholic school and it includes a fictionalized account of their reunion many years as adults. "The Visit" is set in 1977. It tells the story of a drag artist and transgender woman called Zahara, whose birth name is Ignacio. Zahara discovers that the man is her boyhood lover Enrique. Next she confronts Father Manolo, who abused her when she was a boy, she demands one million pesetas from him in exchange for halting publication of her story "The Visit". The story is set in a Catholic boarding school for boys in 1964. At the school, Ignacio, a young boy with a beautiful singing voice, is the object of lust of Father Manolo, the school principal and literature teacher. Ignacio has found his first cinema in the company of Enrique, a classmate. One night, Manolo threatens to expel Enrique. In an attempt to prevent this, Ignacio gives himself to Manolo; the priest expels Enrique nonetheless. Enrique wants to adapt Ignacio's story into a film, but Ángel's condition is that he plays the part of Zahara, the transsexual lead.
Enrique remains skeptical, for he feels that the Ignacio whom he loved and the Ignacio of today are different people. He drives to Galicia to Ignacio's mother and learns that the real Ignacio has been dead for four years and that the man who came to his office is Ignacio's younger brother, Juan. Enrique's interest is piqued, he decides to do the film with Juan in the role of Ignacio to find out what drives Juan. Enrique and Ángel start a relationship, Enrique revises the script so that it ends with Father Manolo, whom Ignacio was trying to blackmail to get money for sex reassignment surgery, having Ignacio murdered; when the scene is shot, Ángel breaks out in tears unexpectedly. The film set is visited by Manuel Berenguer, the real Father Manolo, who has resigned from Church duty. Berenguer confesses to Enrique that the new ending of the film is not far from the truth: the real Ignacio blackmailed Berenguer, who somehow managed to scratch together the money but took an interest in Ignacio's younger brother, Juan.
Juan and Manolo started a relationship and after a while realized they both wanted to see Ignacio dead. Juan scored some pure heroin, so that his brother would die by overdose after shooting up. After the crime, the relationship disintegrates. Berenguer claims that he will never let Juan go, Juan threatens to kill him if Berenguer continues to pursue him. Berenguer attempts to blackmail Juan for his part in the murder of Ignacio. Enrique is shocked and not at all interested in Juan's weak vindications for what he did to his brother. Before he leaves, Juan gives Enrique a piece of paper: a letter to Enrique that Ignacio was in the middle of typing when he died. In the epilogue, it is mentioned that Enrique releases his film and achieves great success. Despite the grief and guilt of his brother, Juan achieves success, but was relegated to television work. Berenguer dies in a hit-and-run. Gael García Bernal as Juan / Ángel Andrade / Zahara Fele Martínez as Enrique Goded Raúl García Forneiro as young Enrique Daniel Giménez Cacho as Father Manolo Javier Cámara as Paca/Paquito Petra Martínez as Mother Leonor Watling as Monica, wardrobe girl Lluís Homar as Sr. Manuel Berenguer Francisco Boira as Ignacio Nacho Pérez as young Ignacio Juan Fernández as Martín Alberto Ferreiro as Enrique Serrano García Bernal was required to display a convincing Castilian Spanish accent before being cast.
After New York Times reporter Lynn Hirschberg stated that Bernal had a falling out with the director over the film’s content, the actor defiantly wrote in response that nothing was further from the truth. Bernal and Almodóvar had different ideas on the type of'inner transvestite' and Bernal's performance. According to Almodóvar, he worked on the screenplay for over 10 years. Bad Education was given an NC-17 rating for "a scene of explicit sexual content", the film was edited to an R rating for "strong sexual content throughout and some drug use"; the film opened in the 57th Cannes Film Festival in 2004. The film opened theatrically in the United States on 19 November 2004 in t
Gijón International Film Festival
The Gijón International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Gijón, a city in northwest Spain. The Festival's origins date back to 1963. In the beginning it was an initiative of the City Council of Gijón in co-operation with Caja de Ahorros de Asturias. Both entities co-operate with the first as organizer and the second as sponsor; the first year it was held. Between 1964 and 1968 it still kept the same name, only the last part, “children's”, was substituted by “for children”. Between 1969-1976 this last part stopped appearing in the Festival's name. From 1977 till 1978 it received the name Certamen Internacional de Cine para la Infancia y la Juventud. Although in 1986 the Festival began to put the text Gijón International Film Festival in front of its name, it was not until 1988 that it adopted this name; every year the Festival appoints a Young Jury made up of teens between 17–25 years among those, who request it. The present director, Alejandro Díaz Castaño, was elected in 2017 after a public tender to replace Nacho Carballo.
On May 1996 the Entidad Mercantil Artístico-Musical Teatro Municipal Jovellanos de Gijón, S. A. body in charge of the organization of the event together with the City Council, was founded, changed its name into Divertia S. A.. This institution is in charge of the theatre's running, the festivities department and the organization of the Film Festival. Throughout the years, some of the most prestigious professionals in independent filmmaking have attended the festival, such as Abbas Kiarostami, Aki Kaurismäki, Todd Haynes, Pedro Costa, Paul Schrader, João César Monteiro, Seijun Suzuki, Jem Cohen, Kenneth Anger, Ulrich Seidl, Hal Hartley, Lukas Moodysson, Tsai Ming-liang, Claire Denis, Todd Solondz, Bertrand Bonello, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Whit Stillman, Eugène Green or Philippe Garrel. Among the festival's national and international guests, either as members of the International Jury or presenting their films in the various sections of the festival, are John Cale, Maria Schneider, Monte Hellman, Nicolas Winding Refn, Darren Aronofsky, Víctor Erice, Isabel Coixet or Carla Simón.
Gijón International Film Festival comprises a series of events, such as courses, panel discussions, q&a’s and daily concerts, as well as live music parties. Since 2017, it organizes a series of activities for professionals, under the name of FICX Industry Days; the festival awards various prizes in its competitive sections and collaborates in other initiatives with an aim to promote Asturian filmmaking industry. Said awards are decided upon by an International Jury, a Young Jury and, since 2005, a FIPRESCI jury. Official site
Javier Cámara Rodríguez is a Spanish actor. He starred in the Pedro Almodóvar films Talk to Her, Bad Education and I'm So Excited, the television series 7 Vidas, he played Cardinal Bernardo Gutierrez in the HBO series The Young Pope as well as Guillermo Pallomari, the chief accountant of the Cali Cartel, in season 3 of the Netflix series Narcos. He was born in La Rioja, he moved to Madrid and graduated from the Dramatic Art School. He worked as an usher at the Figaro Theatre in Madrid, his debut in theatre was in El caballero de Olmedo in 1991. He enjoyed great success in the TV series 7 Vidas and with Almodóvar, his awards include 22 nominations. Spanish website with all info, news and pictures Javier Cámara on IMDb
Juan Echanove Labanda is a Spanish actor. At Gijón International Film Festival in 2002, he received the Nacho Martinez Award. Manolete Alatriste. Bienvenido a casa Morir en San Hilario. Los Reyes Magos - voz -. Sin noticias de Dios Adiós con el corazón. Los años bárbaros Sus ojos se cerraron Siempre hay un camino a la derecha. Memorias del ángel caído Suspiros de España. La flor de mi secreto MadreGilda. Mi hermano del alma. Historias de la puta Mili,1993. Orquesta Club Virginia A solas contigo. El vuelo de la paloma Miss Caribe. Divinas palabras. Bajarse al moro. Tiempo de silencio. La noche más hermosa As director Visitando al Señor Green As actor El precio, by Arthur Miller. Cómo canta una ciudad. El verdugo, based on the film by Luis García Berlanga. El cerdo. Un paso adelante. Cuéntame cómo pasó. Hermanos de leche. Chicas de hoy en día Vísperas Turno de oficio Mucho más que dos "Juan Echanove". Es.movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. Web site of Juan Echanove Juan Echanove on IMDb
Celso Bugallo Aguiar is a Spanish actor. He appeared in more than forty films since 1999. Celso Bugallo on IMDb
Antonio de la Torre (actor)
Antonio de la Torre Martín is a Spanish actor. He has appeared in more than eighty films since 1993. Antonio de la Torre on IMDb
GQ is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion and culture for men, though articles on food, fitness, music, sports and books are featured. Gentlemen's Quarterly was launched in 1931 in the United States as Apparel Arts, it was a men's fashion magazine for the clothing trade, aimed at wholesale buyers and retail sellers. It had a limited print run and was aimed at industry insiders to enable them to give advice to their customers; the popularity of the magazine among retail customers, who took the magazine from the retailers, spurred the creation of Esquire magazine in 1933. Apparel Arts continued until 1957 when it was transformed into a quarterly magazine for men, published for many years by Esquire Inc. Apparel was dropped from the logo in 1958 with the spring issue after nine issues, the name Gentlemen's Quarterly was established. Gentlemen's Quarterly was re-branded as GQ in 1967; the rate of publication was increased from quarterly to monthly in 1970.
In 1983 Condé Nast bought the publication, editor Art Cooper changed the course of the magazine, introducing articles beyond fashion and establishing GQ as a general men's magazine in competition with Esquire. Subsequently, international editions were launched as regional adaptations of the U. S. editorial formula. Jim Nelson was named editor-in-chief of GQ in February 2003. Nonnie Moore was hired by GQ as fashion editor in 1984, having served in the same position at Mademoiselle and Harper's Bazaar. Jim Moore, the magazine's fashion director at the time of her death in 2009, described the choice as unusual, observing that "She was not from men's wear, so people said she was an odd choice, but she was the perfect choice" and noting that she changed the publication's more casual look, which "She helped dress up the pages, as well as dress up the men, while making the mix more exciting and varied and approachable for men."GQ has been associated with metrosexuality. The writer Mark Simpson coined the term in an article for British newspaper The Independent about his visit to a GQ exhibition in London: "The promotion of metro-sexuality was left to the men's style press, magazines such as The Face, GQ, Arena and FHM, the new media which took off in the Eighties and is still growing...
They filled their magazines with images of narcissistic young men sporting fashionable clothes and accessories. And they persuaded other young men to study them with a mixture of envy and desire." The magazine has expanded its coverage beyond lifestyle issues. For example, in 2003, journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely wrote an eight-page feature story in GQ on famous con man Steve Comisar. In 2018, writing for GQ, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her article about Dylann Roof, who had shot nine Afro-Americans in a church in Charleston. GQ first named their Men of the Year in 1996, featuring the award recipients in a special issue of the magazine. British GQ launched their annual Men of the Year awards in 2009 and GQ India launched theirs the following year. Spanish GQ launched their Men of the Year awards in 2011 and GQ Australia launched theirs in 2007. In 2010, GQ magazine had a few members of the television show Glee partake in a photoshoot; the sexualization of the actresses in the photos caused controversy among parents of teens who watch the show Glee.
The Parents Television Council was the first to react to the photo spread when it was leaked prior to GQ's planned publishing date. Their President Tim Winter stated, "By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show's directions, and it isn't good for families". The photoshoot was published as planned and Dianna Agron went on to state that the photos that were taken did not represent who she is and that she was sorry if anyone was offended by them. GQ's September 2009 U. S. magazine published, in its "backstory" section, an article by Scott Anderson, "None Dare Call It Conspiracy". Before GQ published the article, an internal email from a Condé Nast lawyer referred to it as "Vladimir Putin's Dark Rise to Power"; the article reported Anderson's investigation of the 1999 Russian apartment bombings, included interviews with Mikhail Trepashkin who investigated the bombings while he was a colonel in Russia's Federal Security Service.
The story, including Trepashkin's own findings, contradicted the Russian Government's official explanation of the bombings and criticized Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. Condé Nast's management tried to keep the story out of Russia, it ordered executives and editors not to distribute that issue in Russia or show it to "Russian government officials, journalists or advertisers". Management decided not to publish the story on GQ's website or in Condé Nast's foreign magazines, not to publicize the story, asked Anderson not to syndicate the story "to any publications that appear in Russia". Within 24 hours of the magazine's publication in the U. S. bloggers published a translation into Russian on the Web. On April 19, 2018, the editors of GQ published an article titled "21 Books You Don’t Have To Read" in which the editors compiled a list of works they think are overrated and should be passed over, including Catcher in the Rye, The Alchemist, Blood Meridian, A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, The Lord of the Rings, Catch-22