SUNDAY’S ILLNESS
LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO
2018, Netflix, 113 min, Spain, Dir: Ramón Salazar

Bárbara Lennie (EVERYBODY KNOWS, PETRA) and Susi Sánchez (THE SKIN I LIVE IN) star in this critically acclaimed drama as a mother and daughter who spend several days together in a remote country cabin, breaking a 30-year estrangement. The two women know nothing about each other beyond the obvious disparity in their lifestyles, and a history of betrayal makes an awkward 10 days even more painful - but the daughter’s reason for her return is perhaps not so malicious, and there may be a path to reconciliation after all. “It’s a powerful look at the durability of parent-child bonds as well as a fascinating psychological thriller about what it takes to heal such a rift when it seems irreparable.” - Eric Kohn, IndieWire.


SMOKE AND MIRRORS
EL HOMBRE DE LAS MIL CARAS
2016, Film Factory, 123 min, Spain, Dir: Alberto Rodríguez

Writer-director Alberto Rodríguez reunites much of his MARSHLAND creative team for this entertaining thriller inspired by the real-life exploits of onetime Spanish secret service agent Francisco Paesa. Eduard Fernández stars as the ex-spy, who had been left out in the cold by his government and sees an opportunity to settle some scores when a former commissioner of police (Goya winner Carlos Santos) asks him to help hide embezzled millions. “Playing out like a Hispanic OCEAN’S ELEVEN, SMOKE is indeed an enjoyably breathless and spectacular walk along a high wire which seems permanently about to snap but which never quite does.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


SPY TIME
ANACLETO: AGENTE SECRETO
2015, 93 min, Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera

What would you do if you suddenly discovered your father was James Bond? That’s what thirtysomething slacker Adolfo (Quim Gutiérrez) is faced with when he’s targeted by one of his father’s old adversaries (Carlos Areces). Veteran actor Imanol Arias stars as the agente secreto in this hugely enjoyable action-comedy adaptation of Manuel Vázquez Gallego’s 1960s comic strip. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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