JUAN OF THE DEAD [Juan de los muertos]
A madcap mashup of blood, guts and satire, this zombie comedy from Alejandro Brugués (PERSONAL BELONGINGS, 2008 AFI Latin American Film Festival) has been a film festival stalwart, earning audience awards across the globe. After a zombie plague breaks out in Havana, the media downplayâ€¨it as isolated incidents and the work of US-backed dissidents. With something rotten (and shuffling about) in the state of Cuba, it falls to lazybones Juan to turn entrepreneur; he starts a zombie disposal business, which mercifully (though not gently) puts your loved ones out of their walking-dead misery. Official Selection, 2011 Toronto Film Festival, Fantastic Fest; 2012 Miami, Los Angeles Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Alejandro Brugués. Cuba/Spain, 2011, color, 94 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED S V D L
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