Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:30 PM
My Kingdom Come - a film by Horacio Alcalá
My Kingdom Come (A Nosotros Tu Reino) is the story of Simón González, the acclaimed wold champion kickboxer who is now facing his 14th match: to walk again.
Simón González (Ourense, Spain, 1964) is one of the greatest athletes Spain has given. A man from humble origins who found inspiration in elite sports, he is a living international kickboxing legend. His legacy: thirteen kickboxing world championships titles.
After being the king of the kickboxing world, Simón suffered a home accident that put him in a wheel chair. Far from hanging on to pain, Simón turned to those around him to find the strength to walk again. The film follows his journey as he gets admitted to a treatment that promises to regenerate his spinal cord, getting him closer to his dream of being in the ring once again.
The documentary is narrated in 7 chapters that define Simón’s life: Prelude, The Lion Doesn’t Walk Alone, Soldier Without Homeland, The Wizard And The Warrior, The Promised Land, My Kingdom For A Horse, and Encore.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Curated by Melisa Ramos. Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez.
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About the Director
HORACIO ALCALÁ was born in Mexico (Guadalajara) in 1978. A film director and scriptwriter, he graduated from the former European Inter-University in Italy. He gained his experience through independent projects in Berlin, feature films in France, as well as short and documentary films in Spain. His works have been shown worldwide, including at the Boston Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Tokyo and Palm Springs International Film Festival. After working for 7 years at Cirque du Soleil, Horacio established in Madrid working in directing deferent film including commission for Transparency International and The Council of Europe in the field of Humans Rights.
2017. “Thy Kigdom Come”. Documental biográfico en desarrollo/ 75 mins.
2017.“Creatures” Series documental en desarrollo/ 6 x 25 mins.
2016.“Africa mía” Serie documental/ 6 x 7 mins
2014. “Grazing the Sky / A ras del cielo” Documental/ 80min. “Balkan Clarinet Summit” Documental/ 56min. “Embrace my memories” Ficción/ Corto/ 12mins. “User Manual for Spaceship” Documental / 12mins.“No news from Bosnia” Corto/ 12mins. “Le Fil” Corto/ 11 mins.
Artwork and photso by courtesy of the directors.
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Date & Time
NOVEMBER 3, 2021
9:30 PM Eastern
Bronx Film Wednesdays