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INSTANT LOVE
AMOR EN POLVO
2019, 79 min, Spain, Dir: Juanjo Moscardó, Suso Imbernón

Feeling trapped in a sexless marriage, Pablo (Enrique Arce) and Blanca (Lorena López) decide to try out swinging as a way to rekindle their romance. The couple arranges to meet at a bar with two of their single friends, Mia (Macarena Gómez) and Lucas (Luis Miguel Seguí), but end up missing the date when they get caught up in a heated argument that leads them to reconsider everything that they had believed about sex, love and married life. Meanwhile at the bar, Mia and Lucas flirt and begin to fall in love. This romantic comedy follows the two couples over the course of the night as one weathers a crisis and the other ignites a new flame. “Macarena Gómez shines in her role as a liberated woman.” - Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa


THE BAR
EL BAR
2017, Film Factory, 102 min, Spain/Argentina, Dir: Álex de la Iglesia

Director Álex de la Iglesia (DAY OF THE BEAST, WITCHING & BITCHING) makes a welcome return with this psychological thriller spiked with black humor. After a patron is killed by an unknown shooter while attempting to leave a Madrid bar, the remaining customers (among them Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas and Carmen Machi) hunker down - and ultimately turn on one another while trying to figure out how to survive and escape.


SHREW’S NEST
MUSARAÑAS
2014, Film Factory, 95 min, Spain/France, Dir: Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel

First-time feature directors Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel (and producer Alex De La Iglesia) lead viewers through a terrifying psychological maze in 1950s Spain. At its center is the apartment of Montse (Macarena Gómez, in one of the wildest performances you’ll see all year), who has raised her younger sister to the brink of adulthood. But agoraphobia and religious ritual have taken their toll on Montse, and when an injured young man (Hugo Silva) turns up at the door, help is the last thing she gives him. With Luis Tosar as the spectral father figure. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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