Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–January 20, 2005–¡Viva Tu Cine!, the Spanish-language film series, will release the comedy “Bendito Infierno” (Blessed Inferno) on February 04, 2005 in Los Angeles for a limited theatrical run. “Bendito Infierno” is a Mexican-Spanish co-production with an all-star cast featuring Spain’s Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril, and Mexico’s Gael García Bernal and Demián Bichir.
With a screenplay written especially for Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril, award-winning Spanish writer/director Agustín Díaz Yanes (“Nadie Hablara de Nosotras Cuando Hayamos Muerto” / “No One Will Speak of Us When We’re Dead”) pits the two actors against each other as angels, one good and one bad, sent to Earth to compete for the very questionable soul of a boxer.
Yanes’ story begins in Heaven, where the last ten years have been nothing but tough times, with Hell winning the battle between good and evil. So when Heaven’s managers finally have the opportunity to win the soul of a boxer (Demián Bichir) and shift the balance of power, they send their best angel for the job (Victoria Abril). When Hell’s Chief Executive (a show-stealing Gael García Bernal) gets wind of this, he counters by sending their most experienced operative to Earth (Penélope Cruz). The battle between Heaven and Hell is on!
Distributed by Casa Nova Films in collaboration with First Look Entertainment, the film was nominated for 11 Spanish Academy Awards (Goyas) and garnered accolades from the Spanish Cinema Writer Circle and the European Film Awards. “Bendito Infierno” is a co-production of Spain’s Flamenco Films, Tornasol Films and Mexico’s Altavista Films (Producer of “Amores Perros”).
About the ¡Viva Tu Cine! Film Series
The unique ¡Viva Tu Cine! film series, which began last September, has the mission of bringing Spanish language films to high-density Hispanic neighborhoods in Los Angeles on a regular basis, something that hasn’t happened in Los Angeles since the 1970’s. The series is sponsored by GMC dealers of Southern California and by SBC Communications. The following theatres around Los Angeles have been selected to participate in the program:
Laemmle One Colorado – Pasadena, CA
Mann’s The Plant – Van Nuys, CA
Edward’s South Gate El Paseo – South Gate, CA
Pacific’s Commerce Theatre – East Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan’s Twin – Huntington Park, CA
Loew’s Universal City – Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA
For more information about “Bendito Infierno” and ¡Viva tu Cine! please visit: http://www.vivatucine.com
Casa Nova Films
Joshua Gabel – (310) 593-4178