Spain, 2012, 90 Minute Running Time
Topics: Latino, Science Fiction, Thriller
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
Felix takes his girlfriend Eva to a remote cabin in the Pyrenees to meet a group of friends he hasn’t seen in 20 years. An initial camaraderie soon turns to finger pointing, as they realize that “The Prophet,” a friend who they had played a trick on back in the day, isn’t coming. Suddenly there’s a burst of light in the sky. All power goes out; there’s no cell phone service, cars won’t start, watches stop. When the group sets out on foot, it appears that the world has been completely depopulated. The characters disappear one by one, and the film shifts gears again, to a thoughtful meditation on human connectedness and individual identity.
Shot in a spectacular mountain locale, from a script co-written with acclaimed screenwriters Jorge Guerricaechevarría (Live Flesh, Cell 211, The Oxford Murders) and Sergio G. Sanchez (The Orphanage, The Impossible), first-time feature director Jorge Torregrossa has created the rare genre film that’s artful and thought-provoking as well as gripping entertainment. The top-notch cast features, amongst others, top Spanish film star Maribel Verdú (Pan’s Labyrinth, Y Tu Mamá También).
DIRECTOR: Jorge Torregrossa
Producer: Fernando Bovaria, Enrique López-Lavigne, Belén Atienza, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero
Editor: Carolina Martínez
Screenwriter: Sergio G. Sánchez, Jorge Guerrica Echevarría
Cinematographer: José David Montero
Music: Lucio Godoy
Principal Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Grao, Clara Lago, Carmen Ruiz, Blanca Romero, Miquel Fernández, Andrés Velencoso, Antonio Garrido
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Film Factory Entertainment - www.filmfactory.es