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The film that has seen Greta Fernández’s star rise, A Thief’s Daughter witnesses her deliver a highly awarded, career-defining lead performance, next to her real-life father Eduard Fernández (Truman SFF16, Perfect Strangers). Echoing directors like Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers, director Belén Funes brings a fresh, fearless imagining to the social realism formula in this poignant character study of 22-year-old mother, Sara.
Caring for her baby and her younger brother whilst trying to maintain her relationship with her partner, Sara dreams of a blissful family life in Barcelona. But when her troubled father suddenly reappears in her life after his release from jail, the young woman is forced to make some difficult decisions: supporting her father or prioritising the welfare of her young family?
Struggling with these big questions as well as the everyday challenges of childcare, work and housing, A Thief’s Daughter is a moving and courageous exploration of family, duty and strength when life keeps presenting you with seemingly insurmountable hurdles.
WINNER: Best New Director, Goya Awards 2020.
WINNER: Best Actress, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019.
WINNER: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Non-Catalan Language Film, Gaudí Awards 2020.
WINNER: Best New Actress, Cinema Writers Circle Awards Spain 2020.
"Reveals an expressive, indomitable and brave filmmaker."
Tuesday 20th April
Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner, Greta Fernández
Spanish with English subtitles
Palace James Street