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Lobos de Arga / Game of Werewolves

A film by Juan Martínez Moreno


2011, Spain, Comedy/Horror, 98 min.
Starring: Gorka Otxoa, Carlos Areces, Secun de la Rosa, Mabel Rivera
In Spanish with English subtitles

Screening as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse

Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 W Anderson Ln. Austin, TX 78757 Tel: (512) 476-1320 [Map]

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Think of a Spanish "Shaun of the Dead", only with werewolves... lots and lots of werewolves! It had been a while since I saw a satisfyingly good werewolf film to be honest, but that particular itch got royally scratched with the Spanish horror-comedy "Lobos de Arga” - Ard Vijn, TWITCHFILM.COM


1910, Arga, a remote village in Northwestern Spain. A terrible curse falls on the evil Marchioness of Mariño and her son, transforming him into a werewolf. One hundred years later, Tomás Mariño, a failed writer and the only male descendent of the Mariño family, returns to Arga to be awarded the Freedom of the Village. But things aren’t quite what they seem. The real reason behind the invitation is none other than to make him the sacrifice in an obscure ceremony that must be carried out exactly one hundred years after the curse first came into effect. The ceremony will put an end to the reign of the werewolf that has been terrorizing the villagers. However, Tomás, with the help of an old friend from the village, Calisto, manages to escape. As the ceremony hasn’t been performed on the exact date, a second curse, much worse and dangerous than the first, will fall on the village.


1910 en Arga, un remoto pueblo en el Noroeste de España. Una terrible maldición cae en la malvada Marchioness de Mariño y su hijo, quien es transformado en un hombre lobo. Cien años después, Tomás Mariño, un escritor fracasado y el único descendiente varón de la familia Mariño, regresa a Arga para recibir el premio de Libertad del Pueblo. Pero las cosas no son lo que parecen. La verdadera razón de la invitación no es otra más que la de ofrecerlo en sacrificio en una obscura ceremonia que debe ser ejecutada exactamente cien años después de que la maldición tomó efecto. La ceremonia pondrá fin al reino de los hombres lobo que aterrorizan a los pobladores. Sin embargo, Tomás logra escapar con la ayuda de Calisto, un viejo amigo del pueblo. Pero como la ceremonia no se celebró en la fecha exacta, una segunda maldición caerá en el pueblo, mucho peor y más peligrosa que la primera.


About the director

juan-martinez-morenoJuan Martínez Moreno (Madrid, 1966) trained as an Assistant Director on several feature films and TV advertising campaigns. After working as a screenwriter, and directing shorts, in 2003 he made his debut as feature film director with Dos tipos duros an action comedy starring by Antonio Resines, Elena Anaya and Jordi Vilches which became one of the films better connected with the public that same year. The film won the Audience Award at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival. In 2009, he released his second feature film, Un buen hombre (A Good Man), written by himself, produced by Tornasol, and starring Tristán Ulloa and Emilio Gutiérrez Caba as protagonists. The film has been selected to participate in the festivals of Málaga, Montreal, Toulouse, Cairo, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Melbourne, so far. Juan also adapted the Spanish version of the musical Mamma Mia!, and directed the second season of Hoy no me puedo levantar, Spain’s most successful musical. He continues to work on scripts and developing his next feature film project.


Lobos de Arga

Game of Werewolves

Dir: Juan Martínez Moreno
2011, Spain, Comedy/Horror
98 min, 35mm, Color
In Spanish with English subtitles

Cast

Gorka Otxoa – Tomás Mariño
Carlos Areces – Calisto
Secun de la Rosa – Mario
Mabel Rivera – Rosa


Credits

Director: Juan Martínez Moreno
Creature Design and Special Effects: Arturo Balseiro
Producers: Tomás Cimadevilla, Emma Lustres
Executive Producers: Beatriz Delgado, Borja Pena
Assistant Producer: Verónica Pan
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Sergio Moure
Cinematographer: Carlos Ferro
Production Companies: Telespan 2000

 

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