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It’s the Holiday season…time for familia and celebrating those traditions and memories we all hold dear! At my house, we love to watch movies that bring back memories from our childhood. Well, this year, there is a DVD release that is just perfect for that nostalgia feeling you get during Navidad…and a film you can sit and watch with the whole familia! The Cantinflas DVD is out and shares the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comic film star. This is the true story of Mario “Cantinflas” Moreno has he tries his hand at a number of odd jobs including boxing and bullfighting, finally stumbling to success in small-town bars and theaters. His improvisational quirks and fearlessness send him to the global stage where he becomes the beloved, comedic fixture that we all know and love.
Beyond the Cantinflas story that we’ve all heard, this film gives you a deeper look into his journey from humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood. The peli, directed by Sebastián del Amo, also let’s you relive all of the Cantinflas momentos that we all love so much as we relive the laughter that has charmed generations.
I also learned that Cantinflas is Mexico’s official submission for the 2014 Academy Award®’s Best Foreign Language Film category and is a touch notch film, if you ask me! I particularly loved seeing all the fashion from the 1930’s and also seeing how Mario Moreno’s “look” is eventually transformed into Cantinflas.
Do you think my look gives a good shout-out to the Cantinflas iconic outfit? I thought it was a pretty good attempt! Maybe you can try something similar when you watch the pelicula with your famila? If you do, make sure you send us a tweet with your photos! While you are out shopping for Christmas, don’t forget to pick up the CANTINFLAS movie on DVD and Digital HD.