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    The Motive

    Directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca
    Spain/Mexico | 112 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    The Motive

    Directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca
    Spain/Mexico | 112 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    The Motive

    Directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca
    Spain/Mexico | 112 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

In this sharp, darkly funny new film from acclaimed director Manuel Martin Cuenca, aspiring novelist Álvaro toils away as a notary until his wife’s affair pushes him into a bachelor’s flat and the lives of his new neighbors—prime material for his novel.

Schedule

January 10, 2018 10:30 AM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 2:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 7:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In this sharp, darkly funny new film from acclaimed director Manuel Martín Cuenca, aspiring novelist Álvaro (Javier Gutiérrez, The Olive Tree) leads a daily existence that seems to offer precious little in the way of inspiration. Working as a notary while the writing career of his beautiful wife, Amanda (María León), takes off, Álvaro keeps a cool distance from the rich messiness of life—not to mention his dreams of one day being an acclaimed author of high literature. But when he catches Amanda with another man, Álvaro quickly finds himself in a bachelor’s flat in downtown Seville, surrounded by a rich tapestry of complicated characters. From Irene and Enrique, an immigrant couple facing serious financial challenges, to Lola, the lonely superintendent whom he seduces in order to gain information, Álvaro begins to coolly manipulate his neighbors’ fates in service of his novel—with surprising results.

Winner: FIPRESCI Jury Award – Special Presentations, Toronto

In competition for the Cine Latino Award.

film details

Original Language Title: El Autor
Country: Spain/Mexico
Year: 2017
Running Time: 112 minutes
Premiere Status: US Premiere
Language: Spanish (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Special Presetations FIPRESCI winner, Toronto International Film Festival
Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Producers: Mónica Lozano, David Naranjo, José Nolla, Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson, Alex Zito
Principal Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Adelfa Calvo, Adriana Paz, Tenoch Huerta
Cinematographers: Pau Esteve
Editor: Ángel Hernández Zoido
Music: José Luis Perales
Screenwriter: Manuel Martín Cuenca, Alejandro Hernández

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