ANCHOR AND HOPE
After his sleeper-hit debut feature 10,000 KM, Carlos Marques-Marcet returns with a similarly bittersweet testament to love and its vagaries. Eva (Oona Chaplin, GAME OF THRONES, TABOO, the upcoming AVATAR sequels) and Kat (Natalia Tena, 10,000 KM, GAME OF THRONES, the HARRY POTTER franchise) are a couple coming to terms with the death of their cat when Kat's close friend Roger (David Verdaguer, 10,000 KM, SUMMER 1993) comes to stay. Space is tight on their London houseboat, and Eva is not happy to have the gregarious, womanizing Roger impinging on their space. But then she hits on a plan that will bind the three of them, and sets about its execution with a renewed sense of purpose. This fresh and funny rom-com boasts an impressive central performance from Chaplin, and a delightful cameo from her real-life mother Geraldine. (Note adapted from BFI London Film Festival.) Accolades: Winner, Best Non-Catalan Language Film and Best Male Lead (David Verdaguer), 2018 Gaudí Awards; Best Film, 2018 Seville European Film Festival; Official Selection, London, Rotterdam and SXSW film festivals. DIR/SCR Carlos Marques-Marcet; SCR Jules Nurrish; PROD Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Sophie Venner. Spain/UK, 2017, color, 111 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Silver Member passes accepted.