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.
Director Belén Funes, in her debut, has the stylistic coherence and emotional force of Jacques Audiard. Her lead, Greta Fernández, astounds.
Without seeming derivative, feels like a tissue-graft of Rosetta into the legacy of maternal melodrama. Keen eye for the individual and the social.