BIFF 2020: 23. september - 1. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
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Petra

Spania / Frankrike/ 2018/ 1 t. 47 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/katalansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey, Marisa Paredes, Petra Martínez
DIRECTOR:
Jaime Rosales
WRITER:
Michel Gaztambide, Clara Roquet, Jaime Rosales
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Hélène Louvart
PRODUCER:
Bárbara Díez, José María Morales, Antonio Chavarrías, Jérôme Dopffer, Katrin Pons, Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen
A non-chronological Greek tragedy in the Spanish countryside

Following the death of her mother, semi-successful painter Petra takes a residency with an internationally acclaimed artist whom she suspects to be her biological father. However, the better she gets to know him, the more she wishes for there not to be any relation between them. A family drama with the nerve and plot twists of a thriller – and more than a hint of Greek tragedy – PETRA is an engaging film anchored by a series of precise performances and the elegant and innovative choices of director Jaime Rosales.

PETRA is in our main competition programme for international fiction, Cinema Extraordinaire.

Jaime Rosales

Jaime Rosales (Spain, 1970) Filmography: BEAUTIFUL YOUTH (2014), DREAM AND SILENCE (2012), TIRO EN LA CABEZA (2008), LA SOLEDAD (2007), THE HOURS OF THE DAY (2003)

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