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Spain | 2019 | 95 minutes | Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Writer/director Carlos Marqués-Marcet (10.000 KM, Anchor and Hope) completes his loose trilogy about the complications of cohabitation with this drama about a couple grappling with an unexpected pregnancy that will
change the dynamics of their relationship.
Though they've been together only a year, journalist Vir and upstart attorney Lluís (real-life couple Maria Rodriguez Soto and David Verdaguer) have the kind of relationship that thrives on blunt honesty and emotional forthrightness in all matters. After finding out they're unexpectedly pregnant, the couple approaches the issue with the same sense of openness and candor, opting not to become parents for the time being. But when an emotional game of pros and cons on the eve of the procedure ends with the pair changing course and choosing to accept parenthood, suddenly being young, beautiful, and in love doesn't seem to be enough. Faced with the stark realities of bringing a child into this modern world, Vir openly grapples with the feeling that she's "a fraud of a person," while Lluís takes a soul-crushing job at his uncle's law firm for the stability it will provide. Amid all this, intense doubts as to the strength of their connection rise to the surface, taking their relationship to the breaking point, in this raw and intimate third feature from writer/director Carlos Marqués-Marcet (SIFF 2014's 10.000 KM, SIFF 2018's Anchor and Hope).
— Hebe Tabachnik
Carlos Marqués-Marcet, born in 1983, is a director, screenwriter, and editor based in Barcelona. He received his degree in Audio-Visual Design from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Master's in film direction from the UCLA School of Film and Television, after which he began an intensive career making short films in Barcelona. His debut feature film, 10.000 KM (SIFF 2014), won him the 2015 Goya Award for Best Debut Director, and the Special Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. His follow-up feature Anchor and Hope (SIFF 2018), took home Gaudi Awards for Best Film and Male Lead, and was named one of the Top 10 Best Queer Films of 2018 by IndieWire.
Sponsored by Accion Cultural Española, Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle, Institut Ramon Llull / Catalan Films & TV, The Tourist Office of Spain, Poquitos
Original Language Title: Els dies que vindran
Director: Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Principal Cast: David Verdaguer, Maria Rodriguez Soto
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Running Time: 95 minutes
Producer: Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Maria Zamora
Screenplay: Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Clara Roquet, Coral Cruz
Cinematographers: Alex Garcia
Editors: Oscar de Gispert, Ana Pfaff, Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Music: Maria Arnal
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Malaga Film Festival 2019 (Best Spanish Film, Director, Supporting Actress, Youth Jury Prize)
Filmography: Anchor and Hope (2017); 10.000 KM (2014)
Language: Catalan, Spanish
Has Subtitles: Yes
International Sales: Film Factory Entertainment