From the moment the camera freezes on Will Ferrell staring intensely into the audience, surrounded by painted backdrops and fake set props, one knows exactly what kind of comedy they’re in store for. Ferrell, who learned Spanish, or at least the Spanish used in the script, in just one month, plays Armando Alvarez, a coward who must overcome his fears in order to bring down the Mexican drug trade, restore dignity to his family and get the girl in this cheeky telenovela send-up. Under the direction of frequent Funny or Die collaborator Matt Piedmont, and co-starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, Casa de mi Padre is just plain ridiculous and, if that suits your mood, it is also muy comico.
Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]