Four men and one woman are on the jury of a film festival in a small coastal town. It is 1976 Spain, a year of uncertainty, of police repression and street protests, of people clamoring for their rights and liberties. The tension of the moment, the fear and violence of a country in turmoil make their way into the jury deliberation room.
Drama, Thriller, 90'
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Gracias Querejeta. At age 13, she made her debut as an actress in Wat Max Said, by Emilio Martínez Lázaro. She began working as an assistant director immediately thereafter. In 1987 she co-wrote and directed her first short film. From there she started a brilliant career as a screenwriter and director in film and television, with 9 feature films and 6 TV series, among other productions. Her first feature film, Una estación de paso (1992), was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Valladolid Film Week. Her next film, El Robert Rylands’ Last Journey (1996) was honored with the awards for Best Director, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music by the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos (Cinema Writers Guild of Spain). For By My Side Again (1999), she earned a Goya Award for Best Cinematography. Some of the other films gaining well-deserved recognition include: Héctor (2004) for Best Film Award at the Malaga Film Festival; Seven Billiard Tables (2007) with ten Goya Award nominations (won 2) and 15 Years and One Day (2013) Golden Biznaga for Best Film at the Malaga Film Festival and the film chosen to represent Spain at the Oscar Awards.