The Coachella Valley Premiere of


Saturday, September 17, 2005

9:00 am - Camelot Theatres Doors Open
(Complimentary Coffee & Pastries)
9:20 am - Introduction of the Film
9:30 a.m. - Screening Begins
Q&A Session follows the Screening

Free to DFS 2005 Members with current Membership Card
Guests & Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door

Starring: Javier Camara, Candela Pena, Juan Diego, Malena Alterio, Fernando Tejero 
Directed by: Pablo Berger 
Produced by: Tomas Cimadevilla, Mohamed Khashoggi

TORREMOLINOS 73 is an erotic comedy set in puritanical 1973 Spain.  Alfredo, a struggling Peter Sellers-like encyclopedia salesman, and his wife, Carmen, change their fortunes overnight when they agree to make their own "educational" Super 8 erotic films to be sold only in Scandinavia.  Carmen wants to have a baby and they badly need the money.  Unbeknownst to either, the decision threatens to turn Alfredo into a legit filmmaker and Carmen into an international sex symbol. 
A Danish film crew suddenly flies in to help Alfredo make an Ingmar Bergman-inspired feature called “Torremolinos 73.”  The couple’s career in show business may be interrupted by their eagerness to plan a family; and tension grows between artist and muse. 
Winner!  Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor Best Actress – Malaga Film Festival

Genre:   Comedy
RUNNING TIME:   91 minutes
LANGUAGE:   Spanish & Danish, WITH English Sub-Titles
Not Rated  -  contains nudity and adult themes

--“Charming , affectionate portrait of the artist as a movie -mad amateur… (Cámara) gives an exquisitely calibrated performance … Ms. Pe?a is equally perfect … a joyous celebration of sex and filmmaking.” – New York Times
--“A bawdy farce done with real delicacy, a charming adult comedy that ends up with unlooked-for emotional heft…Torremolinos succeeds by coming up with an intriguing story, casting it perfectly and having an exact sense of how to make its ideas work on screen. As a debut feature for writer-director Pablo Berger, it couldn't be more promising.” - L.A. Times
--“A cheerfully amoral fable.” –New York Observer
-- “Firmly establishes debuting Pablo Berger as a helmer to watch ... visuals lovingly recreate a long-lost world of polyester, tank tops, flowered wallpaper and far-fetched hairstyles.” – Variety
--“Pablo Berger’s first feature hits all the right notes. The film ranges from wacky and hilarious to downright romantic, yet Berger manages to shift tone smoothly and expertly. He’s aided by top performances from his leads… a solid debut.” - Film Journal International