Ferzan Ozpetek's wonderful Magnificent Presence (click and scroll down), from last year's Open Roads festival, and now the less meaty, but charming and delightful GHOST GRADUATION (Promoción fantasma) which had a one-time screening at last years Spanish Cinema Now fest but is opening -- hooray! -- theatrically today, in, of course, a very limited way.
Raúl Arévalo, does his usual terrific job without seeming to break a sweat. He's charming and funny and sexy and helpless, winning us over in a flash.
Aura Garrido (above, and also seen at SCN in The Body), as a live student who falls in love with one of the ghosts, and Alexandra Jiménez (below, right) as the principal of the school, who falls in love with Arévalo.
Although the film played only once at last year's SCN, because its opening frames sported the Fox International logo, I suspected there was a chance that we'd be able to see it again over here, at least on DVD. Even better, we're getting this little theatrical release, which is going to have audiences exiting the theater feeling awfully good -- probably with a tear coming out of the corner of one eye and a sweet, dopey grin on the face.
AMC Empire 25, and in New Jersey at the AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20. Elsewhere? I hope so, but the AMC Movie site was no help in finding any others. But now, I suspect, we're sure to eventually see a DVD release.