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María (y los demás)/María (and everybody else)

Since her mother died when she was fifteen, Maria has cared for her father and her siblings. Responsible and controlling, she has always been the pillar of the family, a role which she is proud of. So, when her father suddenly falls in love with Cachita and announces his imminent engagement, Maria feels that her life is falling apart.

She soon stops being the perfect, responsible daughter and becomes the unmarried 35-year-old daughter who has not been able to become independent or fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. To make matters worse, she can’t even introduce her boyfriend as she doesn’t have one. And introducing anyone to her hopeless lover is not a good idea.
Incapable of facing reality, Maria decides to set herself up as a wedding planner in the hope that her father might have some doubts and she will be there to advise him. Meanwhile, she tries to convince herself and everybody that her lover is the ideal boyfriend. Since we’re already all about fantasizing, she reaches the conclusion that her boss wants to publish her story although he/she does not clearly say this.

However, despite getting her hopes up about her fantasies, reality is what it is and it ends up winning in the end. Her father does not need her anymore and her life has been stagnant for too long – the moment to dare to change has arrived. 

On the director:
Barcelona-based Nely Reguera  (born 1978 in Barcelona) studied film directing at the Catalan School of Cinema and Audiovisuals (ESCAC), where she now teaches, before working alongside Mar Coll. She is an active contributor to the commendable film outreach project, Cine en curso, which seeks to infuse children with a passion for filmmaking. Before starting work on her first film as a director, María (y los demás), shown in the New Directors Section at the 64th San Sebastián International Film Festival, Reguera had already filmed an award-winning short (Pablo) and a documentary about the devastation caused by the sinking of the Prestige (Muxía a ferida).

Original title: María (y los demás)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Nely Reguera
Screenplay: Nely Reguera, Eduard Sola, Valentina Viso, Roger Sogues, Diego Ameixeiras
Starring: Bárbara Lennie, José Ángel Egido, Pablo Derqui
Country and production year: Spain, 2016
Length: 90 minutes
Language: Spanish, English subtitles

For more information on the film series, click here!

In cooperation with Instituto Cervantes Stockholm.
The film is shown in the venue Under Fontänen which has table seating. You can purchase drinks at the bar in the entrance area of Under Fontänen prior to the screening.