A THIEF'S DAUGHTER
LA HIJA DE UN LADRÓN
2019, Latido Films, 102 min, Spain, Dir: Belén Funes

Sara (San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actress Greta Fernández) has been alone all her life. She is 22 years old and has a baby; her wish is to have a normal family with her little brother and her baby’s father (Alex Monner). Her own father, Manuel (Eduard Fernández, Greta's real-life father), after years of absence because he was in jail, decides to reappear in their lives. Sara knows he is her main obstacle and takes a difficult decision: to move him away from her and her brother. "A naturalistic and empathetic evocation of life at the lower end of the social ladder, one which wears its near-inevitable Loach/Dardenne aspects with appealing freshness." - Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter


SMOKE AND MIRRORS
EL HOMBRE DE LAS MIL CARAS
2016, Film Factory, 123 min, Spain, Dir: Alberto Rodríguez

Writer-director Alberto Rodríguez reunites much of his MARSHLAND creative team for this entertaining thriller inspired by the real-life exploits of onetime Spanish secret service agent Francisco Paesa. Eduard Fernández stars as the ex-spy, who had been left out in the cold by his government and sees an opportunity to settle some scores when a former commissioner of police (Goya winner Carlos Santos) asks him to help hide embezzled millions. “Playing out like a Hispanic OCEAN’S ELEVEN, SMOKE is indeed an enjoyably breathless and spectacular walk along a high wire which seems permanently about to snap but which never quite does.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


A GUN IN EACH HAND
UNA PISTOLA EN CADA MANO
2012, 95 min, Spain, Dir: Cesc Gay

One of the wittiest recent Spanish comedies, this film takes a hilarious look at eight Spanish men entering their 40s and confronting various midlife crises (one husband suspects his wife is cheating on him, while another seeks reconciliation with his ex-wife). You can’t help but love these good-hearted and friendly fellows as they lay their lives bare; though there are many twists in their stories, there are also amusing flashes of familiarity to their situations. The incredible cast includes Jordi Molla, Javier Camara and Eduardo Noriega. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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