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THE EUROPEANS
LOS EUROPEOS
2020, Filmax, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Víctor García León

This adaptation of the eponymous novel by the great Spanish satirist, Rafael Azcona, is set in the late 1950s during Spain’s dictatorship. The film follows Miguel (Raúl Arévalo), a provincial draftsman, and Antonio (Juan Diego Botto), the well-off son of an architect, as they escape the conservatism of the Spanish mainland for the sun-kissed shores of Ibiza, lured by the illusion of freedom and the promise of sexually liberated European women. The two young men join an eclectic community of bohemian vacationers and partygoers, but their stay on the bucolic island is not as carefree as they had planned. As Miguel begins to fall in love with the Parisian Odette (Stéphane Caillard), both must face moral and existential dilemmas. “Sharp, intelligent, comic, and tragic...” Begoña Piña, Elpublico.es


THE IMPOSSIBLE
LO IMPOSIBLE
2012, Lionsgate, 114 min, Spain/USA, Dir: J.A. Bayona

Just after Christmas in 2004, a tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean killing more than 200,000 people; this riveting drama brings a personal focus to one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Maria Bennett (Naomi Watts, in an Oscar-nominated performance) are vacationing in Thailand with their three kids when the tidal wave separates them; as oldest son Lucas (Tom Holland in a terrific debut) struggles to get his severely injured mother to a hospital, Henry scours the devastated area in a desperate search for them.


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