Ghost Graduation

About This Project

Synopsis

Modesto is a teacher, and he sometimes sees dead people. Not only has this cost him a fortune at the shrink’s, it’s also gotten him fired from every school he’s ever worked at. His luck changes when he lands a job at Monforte where five students have turned the prestigious school into a house of horrors. Modesto must try to get all five kids to pass their senior year so they can get out of there once and for all. But it won’t be easy… they’ve been dead for over twenty years.

Cast & Crew
Cast
Modesto RAUL ARÉVALO
Tina ALEXANDRA JIMÉNEZ
Pinfloy JAVIER BÓDALO
Ángela ANNA CASTILLO
Mariví ANDREA DURO
Elsa AURA GARRIDO
Dani ALEX MARUNY
Jorge JAIME OLÍAS
Otegui CARLOS ARECES
Manuela SILVIA ABRIL
Living psychiatrist JOAQUÍN REYES
Dead psychiatrist LUIS VARELA
Educational Counselor ELENA IRURETA
Crew
Director JAVIER RUÍZ CALDERA
Producers FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ ORTIZ, SIMÓN DE SANTIAGO, ENEKO
LIZARRAGA, FERNANDO BOVAIRA, EDMON ROCH, SANDRA HERMIDA
Screenplay by CRISTOBAL GARRIDO, ADOLFO VALOR
Line Producer ARNAU VALLS
Art Director JAVIER ALVARIÑO
Music JAVIER RODERO
Editor ALBERTO DE TORO
Casting JUANA MARTÍNEZ
Directora de Producción MARTA SÁNCHEZ DE MIGUEL
Sound SERGIO BURMANN, PELAYO GUTIÉRREZ, NACHO ROYO-VILLANOVA
Make-up ELI ADÁNEZ
Hair Stylist PACO RODRÍGUEZ
Costume Designer CRISTINA RODRÍGUEZ
Special Effects RAUL ROMANILLOS
Digital Effects LLUIS CASTELLS, JORDI SAN AGUSTÍN
Production Notes
 Year:  2012
 Country:  SPAIN
 Genre:  COMEDY
 Format:  2,35:1
 Runtime:  85 MINS (APROX)
 Sound:  DOLBY DIGITAL
 Language:  SPANISH
Release Date: FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Produced by: CIUDADANO CISKUL, MOD PRODUCCIONES, THINK STUDIO, IKIRU FILMS
In association with: FOX INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS
With the participation of: TVE, AXN, CANAL +, TVC, ONO
 International Sales:  FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT
Reviews

Jonathan Holland, Variety
“Grafting ‘The Sixth Sense’ onto ‘The Breakfast Club’ and making it work sounds like a tough call, but the makers of “Ghost Graduation” have pulled it off… The result is a fresh, slick slab of entertainment whose roster of tube stars has ensured solid domestic B.O., but there’s enough universal fun here to suggest “Ghost” could live on in remake form.”

Andrea G. Bermejo, Cinemanía
“Pure revival of 80’s and 90’s cinema, a tribute to both John Hugues’ highschool flicks and to Michael J. Fox in “The Frighteners” (…) nostalgia, tenderness, and loads of laughter.”

Begoña Del Teso, Diario Vasco
“A surprising film, daring, risky and most delicate”

Yago García, OnMadrid
“The funniest movie so far this year that will hook both teenagers and thritysomethings alike (…) It makes you laugh in a way no other recent Spanish film has managed to do, which more than commendable, is a remarkable feat.”

Jordi Costa, El País
“A perfect example of how a commercial film can be original, daring, and surprising.”

Jonás Trueba, ElMundo.es
“Here is a movie that surprises us and comforts us, that bridges the gap between generations and reconciles sensibilities that clash only too often (…) Javier Ruiz Caldera’s mise-en-scene is always elegant and quick, as well as sensual.”

José Manuel Cuéllar, ABC
“It exudes sympathy, tenderness, and a good dosage of integrity. Almost everything is irresistibly charming in this film by Javier Ruiz Caldera (his second after the surprising hit ‘Spanish Movie’), owed to that atmosphere of complicity that its characters manage to radiate (…) The fantastic Raúl Arévalo, no doubt the best Spanish actor of his generation and probably of all times, genuinely gives a superb performance.”

David Trueba, El País
“‘Ghost Graduation’ is the film that all parents wished their teenage kids would enjoy. Sustained by the charms of Raúl Arévalo, it tells the story it wants to tell without an ounce of cynicism.”

Desirée De Fez, El Periódico
“John Hughes would be a fan of ‘Ghost Graduation’.”

Festivals & Awards
Premio a la Mejor Película (Golden Raven) y Premio del Público en el Festival de Cine de Animación de Bruselas

 

Premio del Público en el Festival Internacional de Panamá

 

 

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