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


SUNDAY’S ILLNESS
LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO
2018, Netflix, 113 min, Spain, Dir: Ramón Salazar

Bárbara Lennie (EVERYBODY KNOWS, PETRA) and Susi Sánchez (THE SKIN I LIVE IN) star in this critically acclaimed drama as a mother and daughter who spend several days together in a remote country cabin, breaking a 30-year estrangement. The two women know nothing about each other beyond the obvious disparity in their lifestyles, and a history of betrayal makes an awkward 10 days even more painful - but the daughter’s reason for her return is perhaps not so malicious, and there may be a path to reconciliation after all. “It’s a powerful look at the durability of parent-child bonds as well as a fascinating psychological thriller about what it takes to heal such a rift when it seems irreparable.” - Eric Kohn, IndieWire.


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