ByTowne ByTowne Cinema
325 Rideau St. Ottawa K1N 5Y4
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Part of our New Spanish Cinema 2012 Series!
Part of our series
2012 Festival of New Spanish Cinema
Organized by the Embassy of Spain (Ottawa), Pragda, and the ByTowne Cinema
See info on the other films in the series
José Sacristán and María Valverde shine in David Trueba’s intelligent, witty, and sensual new film, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.
It’s a hot summer day during a period of social and political transition in Spain. Madrid has emptied out for the holidays, its streets quiet and uncrowded. Miguel, a feared and respected journalist in his sixties, sets up a meeting in a café with Ángela, a young journalism student. He takes her to a friend’s studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear.
Chance events find them locked in a bathroom, naked, with no possibility of escape. Removed from the outside world, they are pitted in an unevenly matched duel involving age, intellect, ambition and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the background to the power shifts that continually take place between them over twenty-four hours.
Special thanks to:
Secretary of State for Culture of Spain - Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
More information and trailers for all five films can be found at www.pragda.com
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