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In this comedy of errors, Xavi pretends to reciprocate the romantic longings of Maria in order to cheer her up following a diagnosis of a terminal illness. But when her health improves, Xavi must balance this new relationship with that of his girlfriend.

Schedule
May 21, 2013
Tuesday
7:00 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed
May 22, 2013
Wednesday
4:30 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

A fresh spin is put on the tried-and-true in this ingenious romantic comedy nominated for Best Basque Film of the Year at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Xabi (Gorka Otxoa) has carved out quite the life for himself in Barcelona, his career as an economist on the rise and his relationship with the lovely Nerea (Bárbara Goenaga) going well—though he has other options available on that front. When he's contacted by old friends and informed that college acquaintance Maria (Sara Cozar) is suffering from a terminal disease, he returns to his old haunts of Bilbao; and when they inform him that Maria has never gotten over her unrequited love for Xabi, he decides to sweeten her final days by pretending he's always felt the same for her. The declaration enlivens not only Maria's spirit, but her body as well; soon she's rallying back to health, with each day bringing a new, sunnier prognosis. And speaking of medical updates, Nerea informs Xabi that she's pregnant. His lies to both women collide; as they start spiraling out of control, Xabi frantically strains to juggle old ties and new obligations.


Director Biography
Patxo Telleria is a Spanish writer and director. He debuted as a co-writer and co-director with his the feature length film The Cloud-Painting Machine (2009), which screened in the 2011 Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. Aitor Maxo began his career as an established film and television actor in Spain before debuting as a writer and director with collaborative partner Patxo Telleria in The Cloud-Painting Machine (2009).

Sponsored in part by Consulate General of Spain - San Francisco, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, Dragados USA, Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle, The Tourist Office of Spain, Aula Cervantes Seattle

Director: Aitor Mazo, Patxo Telleria
Principal Cast: Gorka Otxoa, Bárbara Goenaga, Sara Cozar, Aitor Mazo, Itziar Atienza
Premiere Status: North Amercia
Country: Spain
Year: 2012
Running Time: 94 minutes
Producer: Joxe Portela
Screenplay: Patxo Telleria
Cinematographers: Aitor Mantxola
Editors: Asier Pujol
Music: Bingen Mendizabal
Website: http://www.imaginasales.com/catalogo/ficha.asp?idpeli=02516
Filmography: Aitor Mazo: The Cloud Painting Machine (2009)
Language: Spanish, Basque
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Imagina
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