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A Thief’s Daughter’ (‘La hija de un ladron) – National Cinema Premiere @ Budapest

Spanish Film Week – Urania National Theater
October, 28. – November, 1. 2021.
The film drama won the Goya Award for Best First Film “Spanish Oscar.”
In original language (with some Catalan), with Hungarian subtitles – projection time: 102 minutes
Casting: Greta Fernandez, Eduard Fernandez, Alex Monner, Tomas Martin, Frank Feys, Maria Rodriguez Soto
Director: Belen Funes, Screenwriters: Marcal Cebrian, Belen Funes.

Catalan writer-director Belen Funes’ debut feature ‘A Thief’s Daughter’ premiered in the main competition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, with star Greta Fernandez sharing best actress honors.
Funes, by contrast, is near the start of what promises to be a bright career. A Thief’s Daughter breaks no new creative or thematic ground, but within its limitations works just fine as a finely etched character study that casts welcome light on tough social realities prevailing across modern-day Europe and far beyond.
Traces the relationship between a prison-wielding father and his daughter who wants to live a normal life. Interestingly, the two protagonists are also father-daughter in real life, so they provide a particularly authentic portrayal in the film.
The protagonist of the story, Sara, has been alone all her life. Now, at the age of 22, it is now a desire of a young child to form a family with his brother and his child’s father.
He knows that the main obstacle to this may be his own father, Manuel, who is being released from prison, so he decides to keep him away from them. However, he is forced to realize that he can only stand on his feet if he asks for help from his father, who is initially unable to support his daughter due to his own disillusionment with his own failures. Over time, however, they both realize that it is possible to rise above the grievances of the past, to move on.
It was screened at the Urania National Film Theater in Hungary during the 2020 Spanish Film Week.
Distributed by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update Aggie Reiter