Hey, Toronto! ScreenAnarchy is proud to present Dancing With The Devil
an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia
unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 14th screening of his As Luck Would Have It
and we want to give you tickets!
Working from a script by the screenwriter of Tango & Cash (yes, you read that correctly), de la Iglesia returned to the mode of Dying of Laughter
for this dark satire of media madness and the lengths people will go to
for fame. Roberto (Spanish comedian José Mota) is a washed-up ad exec
on the verge of bankruptcy who receives the unlikeliest of godsends when
a freak accident at a historic building site leaves him with an iron
rod embedded in the back of his skull, which could kill him if he moves
even one inch. While doctors try to figure out a way to free him and TV
crews flock to the scene, Roberto capitalizes on his "lucky break" by
acquiring an agent and whipping up a bidding war for exclusive interview
rights. Reminiscent of Billy Wilder's corrosive Ace in the Hole, As Luck Would Have It
is bolstered by a strong performance by Salma Hayek as Roberto's loyal
wife, who tries to cope with the madness that her debilitated husband
all too willingly surrenders to.
We've got a pair of tickets to give away and all you need to do for your chance to win is Tweet the following:
I want to Dance With The Devil with and !
Winner will be selected at random! Good luck!
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