Day: November 13, 2015

Fargo, 2015 TV Series (Season Two)

Fargoseason2promo The second season of the American anthology black comedy–crime drama television series Fargo premiered on October 12, 2015, on FX. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart and Ted Danson, the season will consist of ten episodes and is set to conclude its initial airing on December 14, 2015. The season is set in Luverne, Minnesota, Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1979 and follows beautician Peggy Blumquist (Dunst) and her husband, butcher Ed Blumquist (Plemons), as they cover up the hit-and-run and murder of Rye Gerhardt, son of Floyd Gerhardt (Smart), matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo. Meanwhile, Lou Solverson (Wilson), a Minnesota State Trooper who has just returned from Vietnam, and Rock County Sheriff Hank Larsson (Danson) are investigating three murders committed by Rye Gerhardt as well as protecting Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan during his campaign stop in Fargo. (Source: Wikipedia)

So far I’ve really enjoyed the first five episodes. Stay tuned.

Episode List

To get a flavour

Film Notes: Truman (2015) directed by Cesc Gay

ESP – ARG / 108 minutes / color / Imposible Films and BD Cine / Dir: Cesc Gay Pro: Marta Esteban, Diego Dubcovsky Scr: Cesc Gay, Tomás Aragay Cine: Andreu Rebés Film Editor: Pablo Barbieri Carrera  Mus: Nico Cota, Toti Soler Cast: Ricardo Darín (Julián), Javier Cámara (Tomás), Dolores Fonzi (Paula) Oriol Pla Release Date (Canada TIFF) 12 September 2015 (Spain) 30 October 2015 Original title: Truman

truman_poster_engpeq Synopsis: Two childhood friends are reunited after years without seeing one another. Separated by the Atlantic Ocean, the two friends have made their lives on different continents, but when they meet again it feels like they’ve never been apart. Julian (Ricardo Darín) and Tomas (Javier Cámara) will spend a few unforgettable days together; laughing, reminiscing, crying… because their reunion is also their last goodbye. Truman is an elegy to friendship and love. A humorous and honest portrait of the courage it takes to accept that death is just another part of life. (Source: Filmax International)

Begoña and I went to see, earlier this week, the film Truman, directed by Cesc Gay. A film about which everyone speaks well in Madrid. The story revolves around a four-day visit that Tomás (Javier Camara) makes to his friend Julián (Ricardo Darin). Tomàs who lives somewhere in Canada, is married and has two children. He works and teaches something related to computer science. Julian lives in Madrid, is divorced and has a grown-up son who is studying in Amsterdam. Julián is an actor. They have not seen each other for years. At the suggestion of Paula (Dolores Fonzi), Juliàn’s first cousin, Tomás arrives unexpectedly to Madrid to visit Julián. Soon we know that Julian, seriously ill, is near the end of his life. During this time, Tomás will need to help Julian to putting his affairs in order, fix some issues, such as his funeral, and, most urgently, finding a new home for his faithful dog Truman. The story is a tragicomedy with a nice sense of humour, that aims to escape from clichés although this is not always the case in my view. But, anyway, it’s a song to life and to friendship which helps us spend a good time and it has two excellent performances from two superb actors and is worth seeing. As an added bonus, it shows us a brief tour of some typical corners of Madrid.

Toronto International Film Festival

Truman review at The Hollywood Reporter.

Official site