Breaking Glass Pictures
Oct 26 - Nov 2
Laemmle's NoHo 7_ 5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
Drama | Spain| 102 min. | 2011
Director: David trueba – Producer: Jessica Berman
Writer: David Trueba
Cast: José Sacristán, Maria Valverde
Noted Spanish director, screenwriter and novelist David Trueba (Soldiers of Salamina, Welcome Home) returns to the big screen with his acclaimed film Madrid, 1987. A hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the film starts its Los Angeles theatrical run at the Laemmle NoHo October 26. A hot summer day in Madrid, political turmoil, a revered older male journalist , a beautiful young female student, and a meeting that ends with them accidentally locked in a bathroom together, are the elements that Trueba mixes for a potent, erotic and complex brew.
Madrid, 1987 focuses on two characters who embody the duality of their times. Veteran actor José Sacristán and María Valverde portray the vulnerability of their characters' situation. Each represents oppostie generations, as intellect, ambition, and experience mix in a complex dance of seduction. The film is laced with complex, intellectual dialogue, and is surprisingly sexy in the character's physical bodies. Trueba (brother of filmmaker Fernando Trueba), made Madrid, 1987 independently in Spain along with his long-time producer, U.S. based Jessica Berman.