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8-year-old Elli and her mother, Marlène, live in a small town by the French Riviera where they act out to relieve boredom and hide from social services. When Marlène caves in to yet another night of excess, she chooses to leave Elli behind for a man she just met. The young child must confront her mother’s demons in order to get her back.


Year: 2019

Runtime: 100 min


Genre: Drama, Thriller, Amistad

Language: Spanish


Country: Spain


Director(s): Benito Zambrano

Producer(s): Juan Gordon, Pedro Uriol

Cast: Luis Tosar, Jaime López, Vicente Romero

Contact(s): Morena Films, The Match Factory

Benito Zambrano

Benito Zambrano is a Spanish screenwriter and film director. He first studied drama for three years with a view to becoming a theater director. He then worked for the Spanish television as a photographer and a camera operator. After a while, he felt the urge to turn to movie-making. This was the early 1990s and, as there was no film school in Spain yet, he was awarded a fellowship to study at the San Antonio de Los Banõs, in Havana, Cuba. That event changed his life. He who, by his own admission, did not know anything about film making, spent two wonderful years there and not only did he learn the ropes of his trade but inspiration visited him as well, allowing him to write three scripts and direct a short “El encanto de la luna llena” (1995). He is the director of “Habana Blues” (2005) and “La voz dormida” (2011).


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