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Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival and "blend[ing] black comedy, lyricism & social critique," (Variety), AMADOR stars Goya Award winner Celso Bugallo (Oscar-winner THE SEA INSIDE) as a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away. Marcela, a young immigrant with financial troubles, finds a summer job looking after him. She thinks her problems are solved, but when he dies shortly thereafter, Marcela finds herself in a predicament. Jobless and faced with a difficult moral dilemma, Marcela will prove that death can’t always stop life.
AMADOR, which screened in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival among others, is “well crafted & thoughtful. Successfully blend[s] black comedy, lyricism and social critique." (Variety)
DIRECTED BY FERNANDO LEON DE ARANOA
SPAIN | 2010 | SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES