Directed by: Luís Marías
103 minutes
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Wed 30th Sep 19:10
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 4
Sat 3rd Oct 11:05
2nd Screening

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The phrase “time heals all wounds” exists in another universe to the Barcelona home of Carlos Martinez. Following a terrorist attack several years earlier, Carlos and daughter Alba have been unable to recover from their losses. Having been robbed of her legs and her mother, Alba must now suffer the loss of her father. He’s still alive but distinctly unwell. Carlos has become obsessed with seeking revenge upon those who have wronged him. He travels back to the Basque Country and introduces himself into the lives of the perpetrator’s unsuspecting family. Guilty by association, they are victims-in-waiting. Only later do we discover the true extent to which Carlos has been crippled by his enduring grief and suffering. Human contact leaves Carlos shuddering, reminding him only of his wife clinging on for her life as she lay dying. Even his daughter becomes little more than an obstruction to ultimate closure as his destructive plan builds towards its violent conclusion. Filmmaker Luis Marías has created strong characters that are both sympathetic and objectionable. This tense drama benefits from an atmospheric score, a talented cast, and a harrowing opening scene that lends emotional context and empathy to what follows next.
Original Title
103 min
Luís Marías
Luís Marías
Gerardo Herrero
Javier López Blanco
Luís Marías
Pau Monrás
Pau Monrás
Jose Coronado
Aida Folch
Leyre Berrocal
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features Europe