THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN
TARDE PARA LA IRA
2016, Film Factory, 92 min, Spain, Dir: Raúl Arévalo

The patient man of the title is José (Antonio de la Torre), a patron of a low-rent Madrid cafe who take an interest in one of its waitresses, Ana (Ruth Díaz). But his intent is not simply romantic - Ana’s husband is a getaway car driver whose prison sentence for a botched jewelry store robbery is almost up. Winner of four Goya Awards, including Best Film. “Spanish actor-turned-director Raúl Arévalo quickly brings his deeply impressive debut under control, reining in the narrative with a hand that betrays almost none of a neophyte’s unsteadiness.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety.


TORO
2016, 105 min, Dir: Kike Maíllo

Toro (Mario Casas) has almost managed to put his criminal past behind him when he gets a desperate request from his brother (Luis Tosar), whose daughter is being held by Toro’s former boss, crime kingpin Romano (Jose Sacristan). Set in Andalusia, this fast-paced thriller boasts strong central performances and electrifying action sequences. In Spanish with English subtitles.


SPY TIME
ANACLETO: AGENTE SECRETO
2015, 93 min, Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera

What would you do if you suddenly discovered your father was James Bond? That’s what thirtysomething slacker Adolfo (Quim Gutiérrez) is faced with when he’s targeted by one of his father’s old adversaries (Carlos Areces). Veteran actor Imanol Arias stars as the agente secreto in this hugely enjoyable action-comedy adaptation of Manuel Vázquez Gallego’s 1960s comic strip. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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