Join us for the Los Angeles premieres of two new thrillers from Spain with talent in person! SMOKE AND MIRRORS is inspired by the real-life exploits of onetime Spanish secret service agent Francisco Paesa. In THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN, a death near a female detective's hometown puts the investigator on the trail of a serial killer. Discussion between films with actor Carlos Santos and actress Marta Etura.
Presented and produced by The Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts of Spain (ICAA) of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport; the American Cinematheque and EGEDA US (U.S.-based Iberoamerican Audiovisual Producers Association)
Los Angeles Premiere!
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
EL HOMBRE DE LAS MIL CARAS
2016, Film Factory, 123 min, Spain, Dir: Alberto Rodríguez
Writer-director Alberto Rodríguez reunites much of his MARSHLAND creative team for this entertaining thriller inspired by the real-life exploits of onetime Spanish secret service agent Francisco Paesa. Eduard Fernández stars as the ex-spy, who had been left out in the cold by his government and sees an opportunity to settle some scores when a former commissioner of police (Goya winner Carlos Santos) asks him to help hide embezzled millions. “Playing out like a Hispanic OCEAN’S ELEVEN, SMOKE is indeed an enjoyably breathless and spectacular walk along a high wire which seems permanently about to snap but which never quite does.” — Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.
Los Angeles Premiere!
THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN
EL GUARDIÁN INVISIBLE
2017, Nostromo Pictures, 129 min, Spain/Germany, Dir: Fernando González Molina
In one of the most gripping, intricately layered serial killer films of recent memory, detective Amaia Salazar (Marta Etura) is assigned to investigate the death of a teenage girl whose body was found by a river near Salazar’s hometown. The rainy village holds unpleasant childhood memories for the policewoman, but as the scope of her case widens, she must come to terms with the family she left behind while tracking a seemingly insatiable killer.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS in Spanish, French and English with English subtitles. THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN in Spanish, English and Basque with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
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