Spanish Cinema – Feature Films

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LA BODA DE ROSA (Rosa’s Wedding), by Iciar Bollain (Spain / France)

About to turn 45, Rosa comes to realize that her full life has always been devoted to please others and decides to press the nuclear button, shake things up and grab hold of the reins of her life. But first, she wants to take on a very special commitment: get married to herself. But Rosa will soon discover that her siblings and daughter have their own plans, and that changing her life is going to be anything but easy if it’s not in the family script. Getting married, even with herself, is going to be the hardest thing she’s ever done.

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CARTAS MOJADAS (Drowning Letters), by Paula Palacios (Spain)

About to turn 45, Rosa comes to realize that her full life has always been devoted to please others and decides to press the nuclear button, shake things up and grab hold of the reins of her life. But first, she wants to take on a very special commitment: get married to herself. But Rosa will soon discover that her siblings and daughter have their own plans, and that changing her life is going to be anything but easy if it’s not in the family script. Getting married, even with herself, is going to be the hardest thing she’s ever done.

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LOS EUROPEOS (The Europeans), by Víctor García León (Spain / France)

Miguel Alonso makes a living as a draftsman and Antonio, his boss’s stupid son, drags him to Ibiza for the summer, where he has been told how easy it is to flirt with European women. After the first desperate forays with some girls from Valencia whom they meet on arriving, the two friends get to know the particular menagerie of revellers that swarm around the island wanting to have fun. While Antonio spends his time on parties and nights out, Miguel, more sceptical, prefers to stay on the sidelines. Until he is seduced by Odette, a charming French woman…

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LA LISTA DE LOS DESEOS (Wishlist), by Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo (Spain)

Persuaded by her new friend Carmen, Eva makes a list of things she always wanted to do but never dared. Mar, Eva’s best friend who has just become single, also makes her own list and signs up for a trip along the southern coast of Spain and Morocco, in an adventure that will unite them forever.

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LAS NIÑAS (Schoolgirls), by Pilar Palomero (Spain)

Celia, an 11-year-old girl, studies in a nun school in Zaragoza and lives with her mother. Brisa, a new classmate recently arrived from Barcelona, pushes her towards a new stage in her life: adolescence. On this trip, in the Spain of the Expo and the 1992 Olympic Games, Celia discovers that life is made of many truths and a few lies.

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L’OFRENA (La ofrenda / The Offering), by Ventura Durall (Spain / Switzerland)

Violeta, a renowned psychiatrist, receives an unforeseen visit at her practice. It’s Rita, the wife of Jan, Violeta’ old teenage love who marked her life after abandoning her traumatically twenty years ago. Rita turns to Violeta on the pretext of regaining her husband’s love. But Violeta doesn’t know that Rita’s visit is Jan’s first step in an obscure plan to rewrite his story.

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ROL & ROL, by Chus Gutiérrez (Spain)

«If you can see it, you can achieve it». ‘Rol & Rol’ reflects on the role that the media, advertising and fiction play in the construction of female role models and how these models affect society’s way of thinking and the vital and professional decisionmaking processes of women, and also of men. Can a less stereotypical and more real representation positively influence the visualisation of women as leaders and the construction of a more egalitarian society?

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SENTIMENTAL (The People Upstairs), by Cesc Gay (Spain)

Julio and Ana have been together for more than fifteen years. They form a couple who no longer look at or touch each other, and who have made daily confrontation the essence of their relationship. Tonight Ana has invited her upstairs neighbour couple , Salva and Laura, to her house. They are younger than themselves, kind and friendly, but their ‘noises’ have become a nuisance for Julio and Ana… or maybe a stimulus? The upstairs neighbours will make an unusual and surprising proposal that will turn the evening into a wild and cathartic experience for the four of them.

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LA ÚLTIMA PRIMAVERA (Last Days of Spring), by Isabel Lamberti (Netherlands / Spain)

The Gabarre-Mendoza family is celebrating their grandson’s birthday when a police inspection interrupts the party. In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands. The mother, Augustina, once full of laughter, is now tormented by fear; the father, David, a hardworking scrap merchant, tries to find a solution but is let down by the bureaucratic system. Meanwhile, the younger members of the family, the adolescent Davíd Jr (16), daughter-in-law and teenage mother Maria (17) and the young Alejandro (9), struggle in their own way with their lives on the tightrope.

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UN MUNDO NORMAL (The Sea Beyond), by Achero Mañas (España)

Ernesto’s mother wants her body to be cast into the sea once she passes away. Although it is illegal, when the day arrives Ernesto steals her coffin intending to honour her wishes. His daughter will accompany him and desperately try to change his mind. During the journey, she will discover that her father is far from crazy despite always going against everybody else’s opinion.

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UNA VENTANA AL MAR (Window to the Sea), by Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Spain / Greece)

María is a fifty-five-year-old civil servant from Bilbao who is diagnosed with a serious illness. Despite this, and against her son’s advice, she decides to take a trip to Greece with her two best friends. There, a spontaneous decision leads her to discover the island of Nisyros, a small haven of peace and calm where she once again feels the will to live. While exploring the island and diving into its hidden treasures, she meets Stefanos and unexpectedly falls in love with him. Life has left both of them scars that seemed incurable. What seemed like a brief escape from reality suddenly turns into an unexpected chance of happiness. A luminous story of a woman, who takes a leap of faith in herself and dares to live for the moment on her own terms.

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UNO PARA TODOS (One for All), by David Ilundain (España)

A substitute teacher takes on a class of sixth graders in a town completely new to him. When he discovers that he has to reintegrate a sick student into the classroom he stumbles on an even bigger problem: none of his classmates wants him to return.