Breaking Glass Pictures announced this past week that two Spanish-language imports will be heading to the domestic DVD market place this November — one from the “Old World” and one from the “New World.”
Mexican filmmaker Omar Flores Sarabia’s Peyote, in Spanish with English subtitles, will be making its way to consumers on Nov. 19. After delivering an array of critically acclaimed short films — Isla, The Orange Tree, The Devil, The Spear and the Drum and The Eternal Sapphire — Sarabia makes the move to the feature film arena with this intense tale of two young men — Pablo (Joe Diazzi) and Marco (Carlos Luque) — who embark on a lark “adventure” in the Mexican desert (filmed in and around San Luis Potosí) with little planning and a video camera that will record more than just their travels.
A raw sexuality punctuates their days together in this ruggedly beautiful landscape — the allure of it, the dangers and the sensual nature of it mark both their journey and their relationship.
Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and a photo gallery.
From Madrid, Spain on Nov. 5 comes the DVD debut of writer/director Tiago Leão’s Longing Nights. Also in Spanish with English subtitles, this self-styled “docudrama” takes a look — a very candid look — at the lives of four 20-somethings living in Madrid as they struggle to find meaning in their lives.
Playing themselves are Aitana, Pierrick, Jorge and Rita who take us on a whirlwind journey through the metropolis of modern Madrid that features clubs, drugs, sex and a variety of relationships that range from the lonely and desperate to the erotic and sensual.
Bonus features include deleted scenes and a photo gallery.
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