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Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Thu 1st Oct 21:40
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Sat 3rd Oct 14:45
2nd Screening

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Elia has a secret. In an extravagant gesture, she rents a luxury villa for the weekend to celebrate her 40th with family and friends. ‘Happy 140’ delights in its range of characters: we meet Elia’s vulnerable sister, Katia, her tough husband, Juan, and their 15 year old son, Bruno, the struggling restaurant owners, Ramon and Martina, Elia’s old flame, Mario and his insufferable fiancée, Claudia, and the easygoing millionaire, Polo. Simmering tensions beautifully underline the reunion dinner as these big personalities exchange stories and tease each other. They discuss the best, most recent thing that has happened to them. Ramon and Martina are going to have a baby, Mario and Claudia are going to get married but Elia trumps them all: she has won 140 million Euros. And then it all kicks off. Private whisperings, late night plotting and public arguments reign as the players tear each others’ personal lives apart in pursuit of Elia’s fortune. With such an ensemble-driven piece, it would be easy to lose momentum but director Gracia Querejeta masterfully connects these troubled lives into a moving drama about that timeless conundrum: can money buy you happiness.
Original Title
Felices 140
Runtime
98 min
Director(s)
Gracia Querejeta
Writer(s)
Gracia Querejeta
Antonio Mercero
Producer(s)
Gerardo Herrero
Mariela Besuievsky
Carlos Rodríguez
DoP(s)
Juan Carlos Gómez
Juan Carlos Gómez
Cast
Maribel Verdú
Antonio De la Torre
Eduard Fernández
Screening Status
UK Premiere