A THIEF'S DAUGHTER

VIRTUAL CINEMA

New Spanish Drama

From Director Belén Funes

Starring Greta Fernández

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Platino Xcaret Awards

for Ibero-American Cinema

Nominee for Best First Work

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About the Film

A THIEF’S DAUGHTER
(LA HIJA DE UN LADRÓN)
2019, Latido Films, 102 min, Spain, Dir: Belén Funes

Sara (San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actress Greta Fernández) has been alone all her life. She is 22 years old and has a baby; her wish is to have a normal family with her little brother and her baby’s father (Alex Monner). Her own father, Manuel (Eduard Fernández, Greta’s real-life father), after years of absence because he was in jail, decides to reappear in their lives. Sara knows he is her main obstacle and takes a difficult decision: to move him away from her and her brother. “A naturalistic and empathetic evocation of life at the lower end of the social ladder, one which wears its near-inevitable Loach/Dardenne aspects with appealing freshness.” – Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles.

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About the Ibero-American Series

Spanish-language film has long been a staple of the American Cinematheque’s programming and this year we are pleased to extend it online with virtual screenings of nominees for the Platino Xcaret Awards for Ibero-American Cinema – the global awards of the audio-visual industry for the 23 Ibero-American countries. Its mission since the inaugural edition in 2014 is to provide greater visibility for Ibero-American cinema and talent around the world and to give these films the distribution they deserve at an international level. Our series spotlights several 2020 Best Picture and Best First Feature nominees. The winners of the VII Edition of the Platino Xcaret Awards will be announced on Monday June 29th, at 8 AM PST, via the Premios Platino YouTube channel.