THE KING OF ALL THE WORLD
OPENING NIGHT FILM.
JUNE 17, 2022. 6:30 PM.
Reception to follow sponsored by CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Ron Barceló
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
ORIGINAL TITLE: El Rey De Todo El Mundo
DIRECTOR: Carlos Saura
PRODUCERS: Eusebio Pacha, Bella Gónzalez
CAST: Ana de la Reguera, Manuel García Rulfo, Enrique Arce, Damián Alcázar
Date completed: 2021
Country: Mexico, Spain
Film Category: Drama, Musical
Length of Film: 95 min
After taking a break from the stage, Manuel returns with a musical about making a musical. To help direct his theatrical comeback, he reaches out to renowned choreographer Sara (who also happens to be his ex-wife). During casting, young Ines stands out as a rising star while dealing with her father and a local mob. At rehearsal, both passion and tension grow among the dancers.
Powerful Mexican music sets the tone and a play will emerge in which tragedy, fiction and reality intertwine.
Carlos Saura is one of Spain's most legendary filmmakers. His films have been nominated for multiple Academy Awards and won multiple special jury prizes at Cannes. In 2018, he was awarded Miami Film Festival’s highest honor, the Precious Gem Master Award. His many famous films include: Los Golfos, La Caza, Peppermint Frappé, Honeycomb, Ana and the Wolves, La Prima Angélica, Cría Cuervos, Elisa, Vida Mía, Deprisa, Deprisa, Carmen, Tango, Goya in Bordeaux, and many more.