Special Session


Benito Zambrano | Spain | 2021 | 121 min
O.V. in Spanish

Two estranged sisters, Marina, a doctor and international aid worker, and Anna, a bankrupt mother, meet again to manage the inheritance of a bakery in Valldemossa. The establishment holds a family secret that Marina is determined to uncover, while the charm of this enchanting corner of Mallorca makes her question her life. Based on the best-seller by Cristina Campos, Zambrano once again demonstrates his sensitivity for female portraits, here the portrait of a "tribe" of women, sisters, friends, daughters, who build a space of their own, with the warmth of freshly baked bread, in which to repair old wounds and redefine the concept of family.

Direction: Benito Zambrano
Script: Benito Zambrano, Cristina Campos
Cinematography: Marc Gómez del Moral
Editing: Teresa Font
Music: Joan Valent
Production Design: Irene Moncada
Cast: Elia Galera, Eva Martín, Mariona Pagès, Marilú Marini, Tommy Schlesser, Claudia Faci, Pere Arquillué
Production: Carlos Fernández, Laura Fernández
Production Company: Filmax, Deal Productions

Benito Zambrano

Born in Lebrija (Seville) in 1965, a Drama student at the Theatre Institute of the Seville Provincial Council, he began directing his first short films (La última humillación, ¿Quién soy yo?, Melli) at the end of the 1980s. His break into feature films was a major success: Solas (1999) earned him five Goya Awards, including the New Director Award, and the Audience Award in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, among others. A graduate of the San Antonio de los Baños International Film School in Cuba, he returned to the island to film his most cherished project, Habana Blues (2005). He has also directed the miniseries Padre coraje (2002) and the feature films La voz dormida (2011) and Intemperie (2019).