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Crime Wave

Crime Wave

Ola de Crimenes
You can't get tired of watching her (Verdú), because of the many faces and tones she has as an actress.

Critically-acclaimed director Gracia Querejeta makes a smashing return to the Spanish Film Festival with this romping comedy-thriller starring the crème de la crème of Spanish acting royalty, including Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara and Luis Tosar.

Leyre (Verdú) is a well-to-do woman who has always had an easy life of privilege. That is, until the day her teenage son kills her ex-husband in a senseless fit of rage. Completely out of her depth and desperate to protect her only son, Leyre tries a series of outlandish methods to conceal the crime from the police. Things really start to unravel when her sick mother and a lovesick friend of her son’s decide to lend their helping hand, unleashing a series of hysterical and catastrophic events.

Querejeta has delighted past Festival audiences with Happy 140 and 15 Years + 1 Day, and this year will be no exception, with Crime Wave showcasing her trade mark wicked and off-beat sense of humour at its very best.

Please note the film will screen with English subtitles during the festival.

Gracia Querejeta
Maribel Verdú, Paula Echevarría, Juana Acosta, Luis Tosar, Javier Cámara
2018 | 95 min | Spain | Comedy, Thriller
Spanish with English subtitles