Alex de la Iglesia’s wacky new comedy “My Big Night” follows a large ensemble cast as their personal lives clash in comic mayhem during the never-ending taping of a extravagant New Year’s Eve special. The film first premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to play at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and Opening Night at the Miami International Film Festival. The cast includes Spanish icon and singer Raphael, Mario Casas (“Witching & Bitching,” “The Boat”), Blanca Suarez (“The Skin I Live In,” “I’m So Excited”) and Hugo Silva (“Witching & Bitching”). In this exclusive clip from the film, a man has to deal with his mother’s untimely arrest after she bites a police officer trying to help her.
This is de la Iglesia’s thirteenth film in over twenty years. He received his big break in 1993, when Pedro Almodóvar produced his debut feature “Mutant Action,” a sci-fi black comedy about a future post-apocalyptic world ruled by good-looking people. His other major films include 1997’s “Dance with the Devil,” an adaptation of a Barry Gifford novel which featured a minor character from “Wild at Heart,” 1999’s “Dying of Laughter,” and 2008’s “The Oxford Murders.”
“My Big Night” opens in theaters and on VOD today.