Spain | 2013 | 117 minutes | Manuel Martín Cuenca
In this seductive slow-burning thriller, a Granada tailor with a hidden fondness for the taste of human flesh is shocked to find that he may have fallen in love with his next potential victim.
May 31, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11
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June 1, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
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Carlos Marquez is the finest tailor in Granada, an upstanding citizen who happens to enjoy the taste of human flesh, preferably with an excellent glass of red wine. Living alone, Carlos rarely interacts with anyone except his clients—and victims—most of whom are foreign young women with few ties in the community, like his new upstairs neighbor. However, following her disappearance, his neighbor’s twin sister seeks him out in her search for clues as to her sibling’s whereabouts. Soon Carlos grows more and more involved with Nina and her quixotic quest, accompanying her on visits to the police and vegetarian dinners before eventually inviting her to join him at his mountain cabin. The trip may prove to be life changing, but for whom? Antonio de la Torre gives a chilling yet enthralling performance as Carlos, a quiet monster with magnetic appeal, who may or may not be falling in love with his next victim. Employing many of the elements of film noir, director Manuel Martin Cuenca fashions a stylishly seductive romantic thriller.
Manuel Martin Cuenca is a Spanish filmmaker born in Andalusia, with a background in Spanish Philology and Information Sciences. Cuenca has worked with several directors as a script supervisor and casting director, and taught directing at schools in Cuba and Spain. His filmography is compiled of a number of acclaimed documentary and fiction narratives since his debut feature, The Cuban Game, in 2001.
Sponsored by Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle, Consulate General of Spain in San Francisco, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, The Tourist Office of Spain, Dragados USA
|Director:||Manuel Martín Cuenca|
|Principal Cast:||Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, Delphine Tempels, Manuel Solo, María Alfonsa Rosso|
|Country:||Spain, Romania, Russia, France|
|Running Time:||117 minutes|
|Producer:||Manuel Martín Cuenca, Fernando Bovaira, Simón de Santiago, Alejandro Hernández Díaz|
|Screenplay:||Manuel Martín Cuenca, Alejandro Hernández Diaz|
|Cinematographers:||Pau Esteve Birba|
|Editors:||Angel Hernández Zoido|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Awards:||Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2014 (Best Director, Actor, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay), Goya Awards 2014 (Best Cinematography), San Sebastian Film Festival 2013 (Best Cinematography)|
|Filmography:||Half of Oscar (2010); Últimos testigos (Doc, 2009); Hard Times (2005); The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003); Cuatro Puntos Cardinales (2002); The Cuban Game (Doc, 2001)|
|US Distributor:||Film Movement|
|International Sales:||Film Factory Entertainment|