I’m pretty sure that post title doesn’t translate quite well, but my bare knowledge of Spanish will do for now. Gordon and the Whale has uncovered a hilarious trailer for Will Ferrell‘s Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi padre.
The production announcement last summer brought a bit of confusion, but now we can see what looks to be an excellent result. Matt Piedmont directs the film also starring the Mexican greats Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. I highly encourage you to check out what happens when one goes for “an overly dramatic telenovela style” below.
Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
Casa de mi padre will see a release sometime this year.
What do you think of the trailer?
BAMcinématek The extremely exciting “Black & White ’Scope: International Cinema” begins its run with The 400 Blows on Friday, La Dolce Vita on Saturday, and a print of Andrei Rublev on Sunday. Anthology Film Archives “This Is Celluloid: 35mm” brings pictures from Lang, Ford, Walsh, Corman, and more. Dovzhenko films Earth, Arsenal, and Zvenigora play […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage