West Palm Beach, FL – September 13, 2018 – Ultra Clásico, the Spanish-language channel comprised of digitally re-mastered classics and award-winning movies from the Golden Age of Mexican and Latin American cinema starring some of the region’s most iconic stars from the 1930s to the 1980s, announced the network premiere of Frappé de Menta, a 1967 Spanish psychological thriller about a man who becomes obsessed with his best friend's wife.
On Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. EST, the Ultra Clásico audience can tune into one of Carlos Saura’s most iconic films, Frappé de Menta. Starring an all-star cast led by Geraldine Chaplin, José Luís López and Alfredo Mayo, this film depicts the story of Julián, a middle-aged doctor who loses his head over Elena, his best friend's new wife. Driven by a strong obsession and the fact that his nursing assistant bears a troubling resemblance with Elena, Julián decides to gradually transform his nursing assistant into Elena, trying to change her looks, mannerisms and personality.
“We are excited to add Frappé de Menta to our lineup. This film features an extraordinary cast under the direction of one of the most accomplish Spanish filmmakers of all time, Carlos Saura. In addition, Geraldine Chaplin has surely lived up to her family’s legacy and is well-known internationally for her versatility as an actor and powerful performances in films from all over the world,” stated Jesús Piñango, Director of TV Content Strategy at Olympusat. “Both Chaplin and Saura are considered to be great contributors to Hispanic cinema.”
Praised by critics, Frappé de Menta is known as one of Geraldine Chaplin’s and Carlos Saura’s most acclaimed work. The film received multiple accolades over the years including the Best Spanish Film at the Saint Jordi Awards, the Best Actor Award for José Luís López at the CEC Awards and the Silver Bear for Carlos Saura at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Ultra Clásico is owned and operated by Olympusat Inc., and it’s currently available on Charter Spectrum, Hotwire Communications, Liberty Cable, Verizon FiOS and VEMOX™.