La reconquista

Jonas Trueba

IFFR 2017

Voices

  • 108'
  • Spain
  • 2016
Can an infatuation be so sharp that you don’t trust yourself any more? When the certainty you’ll still be together fifty years on scares you to death? When you lose track of what is and what could be? Jonás Trueba plays with such romantic, yet also very realistic, mood swings as he bridges fifteen years in the lives of Manuela and Olmo in La reconquista. They fell in love as teenagers, then went their separate ways. Now they meet again, ill at ease, smiling at the memories. Have they changed, or are they still the same? Are things only in sharp focus now?
The shy Olmo is now married. Manuela is a restless single. Their second encounter unfolds in the streets of Madrid, random bars and at a liberating dance party. In dialogue, glances and gestures, Trueba captures what remains unspoken. Melancholy songs – Manuela’s father is a singer – provide moments of poetic reflection.
Director
Jonas Trueba
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
108'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Reconquest
Language
Spanish
Producer
Javier Lafuente
Production Company
Los Ilusos Films
Sales
Film Factory Entertainment
Screenplay
Jonas Trueba
Cinematography
Santiago Racaj
Editor
Marta Velasco
Production Design
Miguel Angel Rebollo
Music
Rafael Berrio
Cast
Francesco Carril, Itsaso Arana, Aura Garrido, Pablo Hoyos, Candela Recio