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Half of Oscar

Section:
La mitad de Óscar
Spain, 2010

Prod.: Joan Borrell Mayeur
Scr.: Alejandro Hernández, Manuel Martín Cuenca
Phot.: Rafael de la Uz
Cast: Verónica Echegui, Rodrigo Sáenz de Heredia, Denis Eyriey
Distributor: Golem Distribución
Colour
82 mins
Oscar works as a security guard at a semi-abandoned salt mine in the coasts of Almeria. His lonely days consist of riding his bike to work, putting on his uniform and contemplating the mountains of salt. Oscar's routine is interrupted when his aging grandfather is moved from a home to the hospital and Oscar discovers that his sister, Maria, whom he hasn't heard from in two years, will be coming to Almeria. To his bewilderment she arrives pregnant and with a boyfriend. The tension between brother and sister is silent but palpable. Maria does not want to get too close, but Oscar is determined to plumb the new situation for more information.

An exploration of familial taboos, Martín Cuenca's quiet and austere feature delves into the deepest regions of the human soul. Silence and subtext speak volumes in this poignant film about impossible loves.

Screenings:
18-04 20:00

21-04 18:15

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