ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

VIRTUAL CINEMA

Surreal New Spanish Thriller

From Director Aritz Moreno

Starring Pilar Castro & Luis Tosar

Watch the Trailer

Platino Xcaret Awards

for Ibero-American Cinema

Nominee for Best First Work

MORE INFORMATION

About the Film

ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
(VENTAJAS DE VIAJAR EN TREN)
2019, WaZabi Films, 106 min, Spain/France, Dir: Aritz Moreno

“Would you like me to tell you about my life?” Editor Helga Pato (Pilar Castro) is approached with this disconcerting question during a train journey. Her seatmate turns out to be Ángel Sanagustín (Ernesto Alterio), a psychiatrist who specializes in personality disorders. During the trip, Ángel tells her the sordid and delirious story of the worst clinical case he has ever faced: Martín Urales de Úbeda (Luis Tosar), an extremely dangerous and paranoid patient obsessed with garbage, among many other things, as an instrument of control. This fortuitous encounter will irremediably mark the future of Helga and all the other characters involved in a series of unpredictable plots that overlap, layer after layer, until they reach a delirious climax. With English subtitles.

Watch the Trailer

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.