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    Anchor and Hope

    Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet
    Spain | 111 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

When her cat dies, Eva finds herself yearning to become a mother. She enlists the sperm donor services of free-spirited Roger against the wishes of her partner, Kat, in this lively, honest comedy on the messiness of love, relationships and parenthood.


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film synopsis

Living in a cramped houseboat moored in London’s scenic canals, dance teacher Eva and her bartender partner, Kat, might not have much in the way of worldly possessions but are the very picture of radiant youth — carefree, crazy in love, and open to whatever life throws their way. When Eva’s beloved cat Chorizo dies, his death unexpectedly awakens a deeper nurturing instinct in her, a long-buried desire to become a mother. After a visit from Kat’s freewheeling, womanizing Spanish friend Roger leads to a booze-soaked agreement to provide his “services” in helping Eva conceive, Kat’s initial reluctance about the idea of parenthood becomes a raging storm of doubt, placing her outside the giddiness of the young family-to-be and leading to a most unusual of love triangles in this funny, raw, and realistic new comedy from writer/director Carlos Marques-Marcet.

In competition for the CV Cine award.

film details

Original Language Title: Tierra Firme
Country: Spain
Year: 2017
Running Time: 111 minutes
Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Attending Filmmakers: Actress Oona Chaplin
Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Producers: Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Sophie Venner
Principal Cast: Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, David Verdaguer, Geraldine Chaplin, Charlotte Atkinson, Lara Rossi, Trevor White, Philip Arditti, Meghan Treadway
Primary Company: Wolfe Releasing
Cinematographers: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editor: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Juliana Montañés
Music: Frederic Schindler
Screenwriter: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Jules Nurrish
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TierraFirmePeli/

guests in attendance

Actress Oona Chaplin

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