Miel de Naranjas
A chilling political thriller from acclaimed director Imanol Uribe. Set in the 1950s, it follows Enrique, a conflicted stenographer for a fascist judge who struggles with morality, loyalty, and which side to be on when he witnesses the execution of his mother's doctor.
|May 25, 2013||8:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 27, 2013||11:30 AM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|June 6, 2013||6:00 PM||Kirkland Performance Center||Date has passed|
At the tail end of the Anglo-Spanish war, Enrique's military service finds him pushing pencils in the high command offices. Daily he witnesses absurd political interrogations and he is given the responsibility of scheduling the daily executions. After ordering the death of his mother's caregiver for printing pamphlets, he has had enough. Enrique begins living a double life, supporting the revolution while living right under the nose of the enemy. Veteran Spanish filmmaker Imanol Uribe recreates 1950s Andalusia with exquisite historic authenticity and blends politics, history, and passion into a potent cinematic cocktail. The tension mounts through twisting allegiances and surprising revelations but Uribe pulls the audience into the drama with multidimensional human characters. Iban Garate inhabits a star-making performance as Enrique with Blanca Suarez stellar as his fiancé, but even the supporting roles find memorable complexity. Beautiful cinematography by Gonzalo Berridi perfectly contrasts the light and dark textures of Enrique's double life. Punctuated by chilling period footage from the Franco regime's news reels, Orange Honey thrillingly captures the flavor of its setting while addressing the need for political opposition in our contemporary world.
Imanol Uribe is an award-winning director, writer, and producer from Spain, winning the Goya Award for Best Director for Dias Contados (1994) as well as the San Sebastian Film Festival's Golden Shell for Bwana (1996).
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, The Safeway Foundation
|Principal Cast:||Iban Garate, Blanca Suarez, Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Carlos Santos|
|Running Time:||100 minutes|
|Producer:||Luís Galvão Teles, Enrique González Macho|
|Awards:||Montreal World Film Festival 2012 (Special Grand Prize of the Jury);Malaga Film Festival 2012 (Best Direction, Best Script Award)|
|Filmography:||Carol’s Journey (2002); Plenilune (1999); Bwana (1996); Días Contados (1994); The Dumbfounded King (1991); La Luna Negra (1989); Bilbao Nlues (1986); La Muerte de Mikel (1984); La Fuga de Segovia (1981)|