Those who require zero convincing when it comes to Pedro Almodóvar‘s next film — i.e., those who are… so excited — will not (nor should) ask for a wealth of pre-release material. Being one of them, myself, it’s with this that I have no problem going for his methods in promoting I’m So Excited, which both the first teaser and this new peek gear toward small glimpses of great fun and little else. That so much more is clearly in the waiting only helps.
Said new peek features some more of the dancing flight attendants and troubled attendees, but also throws in the cameo turns by Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. (Although it’s unsurprising, given the nature of their roles, these look to be very minor parts altogether.) The rest is so manic, quick, and without subtitles, however, that good impressions are hard to get for yourself — save for “this looks rather joyous.” Take this as an impetus not to complain.
Have a look for yourself below (now with English subtitles, thanks to Total Film):
I’m So Excited opens in Spain on March 8th; Sony Pictures Classics will give it a U.S. release thereafter.
After these two previews, does your anticipation for I’m So Excited change in any significant way?
Spend a quarter-century talking about a 90-minute movie and you’ll start running out of new things to say. This was evident at last night’s 25th-anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs, which the Tribeca Film Festival managed to make far more than the standard classic-that-people-will-pay-to-see-gets-brief-theatrical-engagement deal. More, even, than the extended post-screening discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Tim […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham. First, we discuss the death of director Jonathan Demme. Then, we talk about the anime film Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage