by Tusshara and Daniel
If you’re looking for some good Spanish movies to watch, then here are a few of the official selections that are likely to win an award this year. They will be released during the festival itself, so if you find one that you like, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the official release.
Truman (Cesc Gay)
Truman is a story of love, friendship, and comedy. Argentine Ricardo Darín and the Spanish Javier Cámara team up to tell a tale of two long lost friends who reunite and help each other through the problems they face in life, sometimes comical sometimes serious, as one of them battles terminal illness. Will their friendship be able to survive under the pressure of such challenges? Watch and find out for yourself.
Apostate (Federico Veiroj)
Starring Alvaro Ogalla and Marta Larralde, Apostate deals with some serious themes as the protagonist, Gonzalo, faces many obstacles within his family, university and Christian faith. His struggle to find himself amidst all these problems is one that many can relate to.
Eva Doesn’t Sleep (Pablo Agüero)
This film takes place after the death of Eva Perón and follows the journey of her corpse. It illustrates the impact her life and death had on those around her as well as the people of Argentina. An extremely fact-based piece, this is a great introduction to the world of historical film.
The Perfect Day to Fly (Marc Recha)
The Perfect Day to Fly depicts Sergi López and young Roc Recha in a rural setting as they live their lives in harmony with the surrounding nature and explore the wonders of storytelling - all while fostering a relationship similar to that of father and son. Heartwarming and moving, this movie is a definite must see.