Spanish Movie at the VIFF.
Excerpt from the Georgia Straigh.
YOUR NEXT LIFE (Spain) The Basque countryside seems a remote and forbidding place in this sharply drawn tale of two sisters who rebel, in different ways, against a father who is even harsher than the landscape. When a chance mishap with a nuttier neighbour drives Dad into hiding, the older girl’s loyalty is tested–especially when the son of the troublesome neighbour shows up and spots her hidden beauty. The movie loses its way right at the very end, but it builds enough carefully wrought goodwill by then that it doesn’t matter much. Granville 7, September 24 (11 a.m.) and Ridge, September 29 (9:30 p.m.
Except from IMDB.
La vida que te espera (original title)A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but tensions mount when Val becomes attracted to the dead farmer’s son, Rai, estranged from his father and now a hairdresser in the city. The tensions open long-festering family resentments and spur the lurid imagination of Val’s younger sister, the teen Genia. “What goes unsaid, gets undone,” the Pasiegos say, but is it true? Is there harm in staying silent? Written by<email@example.com>