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Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Spain | 2019 | 130 min
O.V in French and Spanish subtitled in English and Spanish

After the smashing success of The Kingdom, which won seven Goya Awards, Sorogoyen returns with a film that derives from his agonizing short film of the same name nominated for an Oscar in 2019. Elena (Marta Nieto) receives a call from her six-year-old son, who tells her he's lost on a beach in France and can't find his father. This is the last thing she knew about him. Ten years later, Elena lives on the same beach, and has rebuilt her life. But everything changes when she meets Jean, a French teenager who reminds her of her son. A strong connection emerges between them that will end up arousing suspicion.

Direction: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Script: Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Cinematography: Álex de Pablo
Editing: Alberto del Campo
Music: Olivier Arson
Sound: Nicolas Mas, Fabiola Ordoyo
Cast: Marta Nieto, Jules Porier, Alex Brendemühl, Anne Consigny, Frederic Pierrot
Production: María del Puy Alvarado, Ibon Cormenzana, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Ignasi Estapé, Thomas Pibarot, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie, Jérôme Vidal
Production Company: Malvalanda, Caballo Films, Arcadia Motion Pictures, Amalur Pictures, Le Pacte, Noodles Production


Madrid, 1981. He began his career in television as a scriptwriter and director of series such as Impares, La pecera de Eva, Frágiles or Rabia. In 2011 he creates his production company Caballo Films, with which he directs Stockholm, earning him three Biznagas at the Malaga festival (including best director and best novel script), three medals from the Circle of Cinematographic Writers (including best novel director), the Feroz award for Best Dramatic Film of 2013, the Goya for Best Leading Actor and a nomination for Best New Director. In 2016 he premiered Que dios nos perdone, which won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay in San Sebastián and the Goya for Best Actor in the Leading Role for Roberto Álamo. In 2017 he premiered the short film Madre, which, after being awarded with more than 100 prizes in national and international festivals, was nominated for the Oscars. El reino, presented in San Sebastian, won 7 Goya awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay. These last two films released in Spanish and French cinemas. Madre is his latest film, based on his award-winning short film.