A Thief's Daughter
aka La hija de un ladrón
First screened in October 2019
Director: Belén Funes. Cast: Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner, Tomás Martín, Adela Silvestre, Borja Espinosa, Frank Feys, Cris Blanco, Anabel Moreno, Daniel Medran, Manuel Mateos, Eloy Álvarez, Patricia Santos, Maria Rodríguez Soto. Screenplay: Belén Funes and Marçal Cebrian.

Twitter Capsule: Tough, vibrant drama about embattled young mother, finishing with a question that's unexpected, yet just right.

Second Capsule: Director Belén Funes, in her debut, has the stylistic coherence and emotional force of Jacques Audiard. Her lead, Greta Fernández, astounds.

VOR:   Without seeming derivative, feels like a tissue-graft of Rosetta into the legacy of maternal melodrama. Keen eye for the individual and the social.

Photo © 2019 BTeam Pictures/Oberón Cinematográfica

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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