February

On the Fringe

Juan Diego Botto

Three interweaving stories of people overtaken by economic despair. Azucena has 24 hours to prevent her family from being evicted. Lawyer Rafa wants to know where the police took a young girl. And Teodora desperately tries to reach her son. Starring Spanish giants Penélope Cruz, Adelfa Calvo and Luis Tosar.

Rafa (Luis Tosar) is a driven activist lawyer trying to find a glimmer of humanity among the government institutions. When he sees the young daughter of immigrant worker Badia, one of his clients, being taken by the police, he spurts into action. But while fighting the good fight, he neglects his stepson Raúl and his pregnant wife Helena. Supermarket employee Azucena (Penélope Cruz) is a day away from being evicted from her home together with her young son. She’s at her wits end, trying to mobilise people to come to her aid. Teodora (Adelfa Calvo) is desperately trying to reach her son Germán. She keeps calling, and he sees it. Why doesn’t he pick up the phone?

For all three, the pressure mounts and their day becomes a race against the clock. Urgent social thriller set in Madrid, about people trying to survive in a privatised society.

Credits

Director
Juan Diego Botto
Type
Fiction
Country
Spain, Belgium
Year
2022
Duration
105 minutes
Spoken language
Spanish
Subtitles
EN
*Theatres with an in-depth programme in English.

Theatres, dates and times

Alkmaar
Tue 13 Feb at 18:30 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 12 Feb at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 7 Feb at 19:15 in Kriterion*
Amsterdam
Tue 27 Feb at 19:00 in Rialto VU*
Apeldoorn
Tue 13 Feb at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 21 Feb at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Breda
Sun 18 Feb at 16:00 in Filmhuis Breda
Delft
Thu 8 Feb at 20:30 in Filmhuis Lumen*
Den Haag
Sun 11 Feb at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
Mon 26 Feb at 20:00 in MIMIK
Gouda
Thu 22 Feb at 20:00 in Filmhuis Gouda
Groningen
Tue 20 Feb at 20:00 in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 13 Feb at 19:00 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 12 Feb at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Middelburg
Mon 26 Feb at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Schiedam
Tue 20 Feb at 20:00 in Wenneker Cinema
Utrecht
Mon 12 Feb at 19:00 in Louis Hartlooper Complex*
Wageningen
Tue 20 Feb at 20:00 in Movie W*