After her mother passes away, she follows a trail of clues which lead her to Juame, a famous artist known for his hostile temperament, whom Petra believes to be her biological parent. Taking up residency in his palatial home, she soon encounters Jaume’s wife and son. As the group become acquainted, a long-buried history of familial secrets and lies spill out, setting in motion a series of shattering events that will change their lives forever. Utilising a non-linear approach, Rosales expertly weaves together multiple narrative threads to craft a richly complex, gloriously unpredictable melodrama of Greek tragedy proportions. The performances, meanwhile, are uniformly excellent, particularly Bárbara Lennie’s, who lends the film a rich empathy, even in its wildest moments.
11 October 8.45pm
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