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Writer-director Benito Zambrano — who first made a distinct mark on Spanish cinema with his critically-acclaimed debut SOLAS (1999) — returns with a Goya Award-winning hit set against the gorgeous, epic, Western-like backdrop of the Spanish heartland. In 1946, a mere seven years after the end of the Civil War, Spain is still reeling from despair and poverty. When a young boy escapes his tyrannical estate and sets off on the run, the ruthless overseer sends a search party after him. Beyond the search party, the boy faces a hostile, arid plain that he must cross if he is to escape from his pursuers. When he meets a grizzled, laconic shepherd (Spanish superstar Luis Tosar, ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN), it becomes clear that this quiet but resourceful man is the boy's only hope of salvation. Winner of the Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (and nominated for five Goyas in total, including Best Picture), this Western thriller was one of the most acclaimed Spanish films of 2020. (Note adapted from Miami International Film Festival.) Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song, 2020 Goya Awards; Winner, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Vicente Romero), Best Cinematography and Best Original Song, 2020 ASECAN Awards. Official Selection, 2019 Valladolid International Film Festival, 2020 Glasgow and Miami film festivals.

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Spanish Cinema Now

June 4–20


AFI Silver Theatre and SPAIN arts & culture are proud to co-present an all-virtual edition of Spanish Cinema Now, an annual festival of outstanding new films that reflect the breadth of styles and talents at work in Spain today.

Explore this year's Spanish Cinema Now lineup with a series pass for just $70 – valued at more than $100! With the pass, you will have access to all nine films in the lineup.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Benito Zambrano
  • Screenwriter
    Benito Zambrano, Daniel Remón, Pablo Remón, from the novel Jesús Carrasco
  • Producer
    Juan Gordon, Pedro Uriol