Recent Spanish Cinema


Expired October 30, 2020 6:30 AM
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Higinio (Antonio de la Torre) and Rosa (Belen Cuesta) have only been married for a few months when the Spanish Civil War breaks out. Higinio has been marked for execution and Rosa is determined to save her husband’s life by hiding him in their home. After the fascists win the conflict, Higinio must remain in hiding. This award-winning film explores the fear and love that lead Higinio to remain trapped in his own home for more than 30 years. “An outstanding and hypnotic film, claustrophobic, anguishing, complex, never tedious…” - Carlos Boyero, El País. In Spanish with English subtitles. Pre-recorded discussion with filmmakers Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga premieres on the American Cinematheque's YouTube channel on Saturday, 10/24 at 7:30 PM PDT.

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  • Runtime
    147 minutes
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  • Director
    Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga
  • Screenwriter
    Luiso Berdejo, Jose Mari Goenaga
  • Producer
    Xabier Berzosa, Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, Iñaki Gomez, Birgit Kemner, Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga, Iñigo Obeso
  • Cast
    Antonio de la Torre, Belén Cuesta, Vicente Vergara
  • Cinematographer
    Javier Agirre