Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

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Cell 211 Cell 211
Cell 211 and The Skin I Live In
Abracadabra (Country: Spain, France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Pablo Berger; Writer: Pablo Berger; Stars: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Priscilla Delgado, Javier Antón, Bea de la Cruz, Rocío Calvo, José Mota, Nacho Marraco, Paco Churruca, Victoria Sáez, Fabia Castro, Mario Alonso, Josep Maria Pou, Malena Gutiérrez, Janfri Topera)
A housewife struggles after her husband becomes possessed by a ghost.
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (Country: Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Alberto Vázquez , Pedro Rivero; Writer: Joe Deasy, Pedro Rivero, Pedro Rivero, Stephanie Sheh, Alberto Vázquez, Alberto Vázquez; Stars: Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero, Félix Arcarazo, Jorge Carrero, Nuria Marín, Josu Varela, Jon Goiri, Maribel Legarreta, Iker Diez, Juan Carlos Loriz, Kepa Cueto, Josu Díaz, Mónica Erdocia, Ander Vildósola Gala)
Three children decide to leave their homes looking a better life.
Blancanieves (Snow White) (Country: Spain, Belgium, France; Year: 2012; Director: Pablo Berger; Writer: Pablo Berger; Stars: Maribel Verdú, Ángela Molina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Inma Cuesta, Macarena García, Josep Maria Pou, Pere Ponce, Ramón Barea, Ignacio Mateos, Emilio Gavira, Carmen Belloch, Sofía Oria, Pere Vall, Sergio Dorado)
1920s re-imagining of Snow White.
The Bride (La Novia) (Country: Spain, Germany, Turkey; Year: 2015; Director: Paula Ortiz; Writer: Javier García, Paula Ortiz, based on Bodas de sangreby Federico Garcia Lorca; Stars: Manuela Vellés, Leticia Dolera, Inma Cuesta, Asier Etxeandia, Álex García, María Alfonsa Rosso, Ana Fernández, Verónica Moral, Luisa Gavasa, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Mariana Cordero, Laura Contreras, Consuelo Trujillo)
A love triangle between two men and a woman.
Cell 211 (Celda 211) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2009; Director: Daniel Monzón; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Daniel Monzón, Francisco Pérez Gandul; Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón, Carlos Bardem, Luis Zahera, Fernando Soto, Vicente Romero, Manolo Solo, Marta Etura, Joxean Bengoetxea, Patxi Bisquert, Jesús Carroza, Félix Cubero, Jesus Del Caso), Official Site
When a prison guard is knocked unconscious at the start of a riot, he wakes to find he is trapped within the prison and must pretend to be a con to stay alive.
Summer 1993 Summer 1993
Summer 1993 and The Last Circus
Decorado (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Alberto Vázquez; Writer: Alberto Vázquez)
Experimental short animation.
The Fury Of A Patient Man (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Raúl Arévalo; Writer: Raúl Arévalo, David Pulido; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Alicia Rubio, Manolo Solo, Ruth Díaz, Raúl Jiménez, Font García)
Urban Western.
The Last Circus (Balada Triste De Trompeta) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2010; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang)
Two clowns become embroiled in a tug of war for the heart of an acrobat.
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (Vivir Es fácil Con Los Ojos Cerrados) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: David Trueba; Writer: David Trueba; Stars: Javier Cámara, Ariadna Gil, Jorge Sanz, Francesc Colomer, Ramon Fontserè, Natalia de Molina)
An unexpected friendship develops between an English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears John Lennon is making a film, a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something...
Marshland (La isla mínima) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Alberto Rodríguez; Writer: Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodríguez; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Raúl Arévalo, Jesús Castro, Javier Gutiérrez, Jesús Carroza, Nerea Barros, Manolo Solo, Salvador Reina)
Two mismatched murder detectives try to stop a serial killer.
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children and Marshland
The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, based on the book by Thierry Jonquet.; Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes, Blanca Suárez), Official Site, Trailer
A brilliant but troubled plastic surgeon tries to create the perfect woman.
Summer 1993 (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Carla Simón; Writer: Carla Simón; Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Blanco, Etna Campillo, Bruna Cusí, Jordi Figueras, Dolores Fortis, Titón Frauca, Cristina Matas, Berta Pipó, Quimet Pla, Fermí Reixach, Paula Robles, Isabel Rocatti, Montse Sanz, Tere Solà)
A young girl struggles to adapt to her new life in the countryside after the death of her mum.
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