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Rodrigo De La Serna To Play Pope Francis In New Biopic


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The Motorcycle Diaries star Rodrigo de la Serna is set to portray Pope Francis on the big screen in a new biopic.

The Argentine actor has been cast in the lead role in The Lake House director Alejandro Agresti's forthcoming project, Historia de un cura (A Priest's Tale).

The film will document Pope Francis' upbringing as Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina and his election as the new leader of the Catholic Church in March (13), following Pope Benedict Xvi's resignation due to failing health.

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Tetro Review


Excellent
Coppola delivers his most passionate film in years with this astonishing drama set in Argentina. Stylish, involving and intensely personal, the film really gets under the skin with its emotional story and powerfully visual tone.

Just before his 18th birthday, cruise ship waiter Bennie (Ehrenreich) gets some shore leave in Buenos Aires and immediately looks up his estranged brother Angelo (Gallo), a moody artist who now goes by the name Tetro and lives with his longsuffering girlfriend Miranda (Verdu). Their reunion is rather awkward, and it's not just because of the years that have passed and the tensions that remain around their relationships with their famous father (Brandauer). The problem is that Bennie thinks he can get Tetro back on track.

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The Motorcycle Diaries Review


Very Good
Director Walter Salles (Central Station, Behind the Sun) regularly focuses on the inextricable, inscrutable relationship shared by man and his environment, and the result is that his films' hardscrabble Latin American settings are transformed into active participants in his intimate, humanistic dramas. This fascination with the natural world is most forcefully realized in The Motorcycle Diaries, which recounts the life-altering 1952 journey through South America undertaken by a young Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. Imbued with the spirit of the dusty, arid open road and the continent's unassuming beauty and variety, this lovely-looking film nominally tracks the young Che's political and philosophical awakening as he comes into direct contact with the generous, friendly working-class men and women whom he would later champion as a communist revolutionary. Yet this mildly stirring, dramatically loosy-goosy tale of idealism being born is less effective as a Che Guevara back-story than as a gorgeous examination of the way our surroundings help shape us into who we are.

Adapted from both Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries and Granado's Traveling with Che Guevara by Jose Rivera, Salles' episodic film follows the intrepid travelers as they leave family and friends behind in Buenos Aires and head for the rural countryside riding their beat-up metallic steed dubbed, ironically, "The Mighty One." Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna), a 29-year-old biochemist, and Guevara (Gael García Bernal), a 23-year-old student one semester away from getting his medical degree, had planned on being gone for four months, but their eventual odyssey would last twice as long, cover 8,000 miles, and forever change Guevara's way of looking at his homeland's social and economic inequity. As portrayed by Bernal and De la Serna, Che and Alberto are yin and yang, with Guevara's candid, charitable demeanor standing in sharp contrast to the more gregarious, hedonistic Alberto, and Salles' film makes great use of their complementary personalities during the duo's humorous antics to procure room, board, and booty from local businessmen and comely beauties. Salles' focus on the duo's push-and-pull chemistry gives the early stages of their trip a lighthearted joyousness, and Eric Gautier's expressive, ethereal cinematography of the Peruvian Andes and Chilean desert makes Che and Alberto's somewhat uneventful story - not a whole lot happens during the film's first two-thirds - sparsely lyrical.

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Motorcycle And Spanglish Battle For Imagens


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Road movie The Motorcycle Diaries and comedy SPANGLISH lead the nominations with four nods apiece at this year's (05) Imagen Awards.

The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to honour Latino actors in entertainment. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on 17 June (05).

The Motorcycle Diaries - adapted from Argentine revolutionary ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA's diary of his South American trip - is up for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Rodrigo de la Serna (ALBERTO), Best Supporting Actress for Mia Maestro (CHICHINA) and Best Director for Walter Salles.

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THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES Review


Weak

The Argentina born Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (1928-67) was a revolutionary and a guerilla warrior for Castro, helping to sever Cuba's economic ties with the U.S. and to direct trade to the Communist bloc. In recent years, he has become a symbol for rebellion and an icon decorating numerous T-shirts, stickers and posters.

While in his 20s, Guevara, then known as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, linked up with a pal, Alberto Granado, and embarked on an 8000-km trip across South America.

"The Motorcycle Diaries" visits this early part of Guevara's life. It could have been a brutal, intense, probing story of a fascinating personality, but unfortunately the film was directed by Oscar-winning soft-pedal Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles. This is the equivalent of getting Mike Nichols or Ron Howard to direct a biopic of Sid Vicious.

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Law Slams Reports He Threatened To Leave Miller


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Hollywood hunk Jude Law has hit out at rumours he threatened to call off his engagement to Sienna Miller unless she curbed her partying lifestyle.

Law proposed to his Alfie co-star on Christmas day (25DEC05) but sparked rumours their romance was in trouble by delaying the wedding until next year (05).

But the actor is furious about reports he warned Miller that he left his ex-wife Sadie Frost because of her high-octane lifestyle and would call off the marriage unless the 23-year-old tamed her partying antics.

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Six Spirits For Sideways


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Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS was the toast of the 20th annual INDEPENDENT Spirit Awards in California yesterday (25FEB05), claiming six of the ceremony's prizes.

The film's stars Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Paul Giamatti were all winners, as was director Alexander Payne and the film itself.

Double winners at the ceremony were the indie movies Mean Creek, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and MARIA FULL OF GRACE.

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Rodrigo de la Serna Movies

Tetro Movie Review

Tetro Movie Review

Coppola delivers his most passionate film in years with this astonishing drama set in Argentina....

The Motorcycle Diaries Movie Review

The Motorcycle Diaries Movie Review

Director Walter Salles (Central Station, Behind the Sun) regularly focuses on the inextricable, inscrutable relationship...

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES Movie Review

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The Argentina born Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (1928-67) was a revolutionary and a guerilla warrior for...

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