OPENING NIGHT FILM.
JUNE 13, 2019. 6:00 PM.
By invitation only
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
JUNE 18, 2019. 1:30 PM.
25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
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ORIGINAL TITLE: El Reino
DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
CAST: Antonio de la Torre Martín, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Zahera, Francisco Reyes.
AWARDS: 7 Goya Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor.
Actor Francisco Reyes present for Q&A
Date completed: 2018
Film Category: Fiction
Length of Film: 122 min
Manuel López-Vidal is a beloved politician in his region: he enjoys a good social position, has a loving family, friends everywhere and plenty of natural charisma. He is also a corrupt man who has been enriching himself with public funds for years.
After attempting to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed. To his surprise, the Party’s members seek to place the blame for the entire plot on his shoulders. But he will not surrender. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?
Rodrigo Sorogoyen (born 16 September 1981) is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He won the Goya Award for Best Director and the Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Realm. He was previously nominated for the Goya Award for Best New Director for Stockholm, and the Goya Award for Best Director and the Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay for May God Save Us.
For the short film Mother, Sorogoyen won the Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.