A Forbidden Orange is a documentary film that has aired just recently at the end of this year. It can be a sort of historical film whose penman and the directors are Pedro Gonzalez Bermudez and Stanley Kubrick, respectively. This film was also featured in the Valladolid International Film Festival and revealed a lot. If you are a learner or into history, this film will surely delight you.
This film can be said to be based on true stories as well since if it had not been that, why would have Spain’s Franco government banned it? It might seem that you need to watch this year on a cheerful note, but why avoid harsh realities and be blind towards them?
Release Date and Where to Watch
Originally released on October 23, 2021, this film was banned immediately as it did not suit the government. However, it was released on December 17, 2021, and made available to be watched but only on HBO Max. Netflix and Amazon Prime have not been able to launch it on their platforms, so go for subscribing to HBO Max and enjoying this movie. Watch and share your thoughts with us.
What to Know
The film highlights the struggle of those who challenged the government’s morals, which were too harsh and strict to be followed. It is a documentary to depict the 35 years of civil war and the ruler after the war ended. The most astonishing part was how it got banned after being featured in the Valladolid International Film Festival.
This actually hints that the government admits to have been harsh or even cruel to its citizens, and a film highlighting it is thus at all appreciated by them. Such movies are very rare to be produced or released and can impact the minds of a mass of people.
The actors and actresses who are evident in this film are, Malcolm McDowell; Carmelo Romero; Vicente Molina Foix; Gustavo Martin Garzo; Maria Calleja; Fernando Herrero; Jesus Ojeda; Jose Miguel Ortega; Maria Aurora Viloria; Paco Gratacos; Pedro del Rio; Teresa Blanco; Maria Dolores Ortega; Miguel Angel Perez Martin; Carmen Ortega Martinez; Pedro Javier Salado; Paco de La Fuente; and Cecilia Carvajal.
Juan Jose Hermoso Carvajal; Enrique Garcia Vazquez; Sergio Granado; Alejandro Martin del Campo; Paula Merino Abia; Sara Burgo Prieto; Laura Martin; Alba Cavero; Hector UruenaSanjuan; David Granado Martin; Enrique Carrera Alonso and Maria Martos del Campo.
Should You Watch it?
There are several dramas, romance films, and comic films released nowadays to delight the audience, and few producers bear the courage to showcase the government’s wrongdoings or talk about them through a film. This movie bears the ability to stir the people’s minds and thus might have been the sole reason to get banned by the government.
Such realities should always be known by every one of us, and thus missing it would be avoiding a great deal of history. If you love to know facts, this film is a must-watch.