THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN
EL GUARDIÁN INVISIBLE
2017, Nostromo Pictures, 129 min, Spain/Germany, Dir: Fernando González Molina

In one of the most gripping, intricately layered serial killer films of recent memory, detective Amaia Salazar (Marta Etura) is assigned to investigate the death of a teenage girl whose body was found by a river near Salazar’s hometown. The rainy village holds unpleasant childhood memories for the policewoman, but as the scope of her case widens, she must come to terms with the family she left behind while tracking a seemingly insatiable killer.


I WANT YOU
TENGO GANAS DE TI
2012, 124 min, Spain, Dir: Fernando González Molina

In this sequel to THREE STEPS ABOVE HEAVEN, Hache (Mario Casas) is back in his native Spain following two years in London. After his best friend Pollo (Alvaro Cervantes) dies and his girlfriend Babi (Maria Valverde) leaves, the young man struggles with loss until he meets Gin (Clara Lago), a photographer, singer, dancer and all-around wild-child with whom he falls in love. Adapted from a Moccia novel like its predecessor, this teen melodrama employs striking visuals, epic music and great editing as it juggles sex, violence and motorcycles, with Casas’ engrossing performance as the rebel Hache tying it all together. A major box office hit in Spain. In Spanish with English subtitles.


THREE STEPS ABOVE HEAVEN
TRES METROS SOBRE EL CIELO
2010, 118 min, Spain, Dir: Fernando Gonzalez Molina

Based on Federico Moccia's cult novel and recalling the winningly improbable romances of ‘80s Brat Pack films, Barcelona teen Hache (Mario Casas), a brawny biker with a short fuse, and wealthy if sometimes rebellious Babi (Maria Valverde) meet cute at a traffic light and again shortly thereafter at a party. The couple's instant attraction is insatiable and genuine, but their romance is complicated by them being from very economically disparate sides of the tracks, and Hache's violent streak that keeps him constantly at odds with the law. With Alvaro Cervantes as Hache's goofy, fun-loving sidekick Pollo. Nominated for Best Screenplay at the Goya Awards 2011. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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