Photos from Miguel Ángel Nepomuceno
13 October 2006 12:41:31
Diario de León
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Viggo in the presidential chair of the Delegation with "el carea leonés" that the delegation gave him.
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More Images from León
Photos by Ana3003
13 October 2006 11:45:30
Our thanks to Ana3003 for posting these images from León, at capitan-alatriste.com.
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First Images from León
13 October 2006 09:33:42
Julito at capitan-alatriste.com.
Found By: Indian Moon
Our thanks to Indian Moon for bringing us these first images from León, posted by Julito at capitan-alatriste.com.
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VIGGO MORTENSEN SHOWS IN TORREVIEJA HIS UNKNOWN FACET AS AN EDITOR
Translation by Paddy
12 October 2006 13:53:52
Our thanks, as always, to paddy for yet another wonderful translation.
The presence of the attractive American actor Viggo Mortensen next Saturday at Torrevieja's Hall of Music will make many fans find out about the most intellectual facet of Alatriste's leading actor. Mortensen, of Danish father and American mother, will visit the Alicantinian village to launch the latest book published by Perceval Press, the Californian publishing house he owns.
The Joaquín Chapaprieta Torregrosa Municipal Institute of Culture of Torrevieja has published together with Perceval Press an anthology of critical texts about the new Cuban art selected by Kevin Power, former Vice-Director of the Reina Sofía Museum, and Magaly Espinosa, professor of Aesthetics at the Higher Institute of Art in La Habana.
Far from what one could expect malevolently from a Hollywood "cutie" - known for playing Aragorn in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings", Brian de Palma's "Carlito's Way", David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence", "GI Jane" together with Demi Moore or "The Portrait of a Lady" with Nicole Kidman -, Mortensen doesn't cultivate the "stardom" frivolity so much as the literary sensitivity, music and fine arts.
Although in Spain these virtues are still little known, in the United States he's considered to be a versatile artist, who alternates his work for the big screen with his fondness for photography, abstract painting, jazz and poetry. In fact, his works have been exhibited at several art galleries around the world and they appear in "A Perfect Murder" as part of the studio of the artist he plays.
Throughout its course, Perceval Press has contributed both to the spread of established intelectuals as American historian Mike Davis, and to publish the works of young artists. During the presentation of the book, Mortensen will be accompanied by Torrevieja's Mayor, Pedro Hernández Mateo.
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Alatriste breaks local BO records
12 October 2006 08:40:59
© Twentieth Century Fox.
Volver might have recently beaten out Alatriste for the nomination for the Foreign Language Oscar shortlist, but when it comes to box office results, Agustín Díaz Yanes's adventure film has just kicked Almodóvar's latest film out of the first position, becoming the must successful domestic production of the year.
According to ICAA data, Alatriste garnered over 2.4m admissions by September 24 and grossed over 13m (Volver follows with over 1.8m admissions and almost 9.9m). This ascent is impressive, particularly considering that the film was released in early September, which shows its quick progression in only three weeks.
While the secrets to its success might lie in several aspects, it is impossible to disregard the promotional efforts. The most expensive production ever in Spanish film industry (24m) had a proportional marketing campaign, which began last Christmas with the broadcast of teasers in several theatres. Later came the trailer and several special outdoor campaigns in 35 cities.
Starring US actor Viggo Mortensen, Alatriste's release coincided with the start of its journey on the film festival circuit. After its international première in Toronto last month, the film is now one of the most anticipated titles at the upcoming RomeFilmFest, where it is set to screen in the Première section.
© Cineuropa.org, 2005. Images © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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