FAMILY UNITED
LA GRAN FAMILIA ESPAÑOLA
2013, Film Factory, 101 min, Spain, Dir: Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

Acclaimed director Daniel Sanchez Arevalo takes a comedic look at a Spanish family’s chaotic reunion for a wedding taking place during the 2010 FIFA World Cup final. With Patrick Criado and Arancha Marti. “Shot through with a distinctive wit and flair, the [film] cannily shows how it’s possible to straddle the mainstream/arthouse divide.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.


COUSINHOOD
PRIMOS
2011, 98 min, Spain, Dir: Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

When Diego (Quim Gutierrez) is jilted at the altar, his cousins, playboy Julian (Raul Arevalo) and depressed, eyepatch-wearing Miguel (Adrian Lastra), convince him to join them on a trip to northern coastal Spain, where they think Diego can re-ignite the spark with ex-girlfriend Martina (Inma Cuesta). Upon arrival at Martina's pueblo, Diego finds his old flame now to be a single mother, complicating the mens' plans for a swift, simple reunion. A very funny and surprisingly edgy comedy about male insecurity and weakness (the Spanish title PRIMOS niftily translates as both "Cousins" and "Suckers") from filmmaker Daniel Sanchez Arevalo. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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