Anchor and Hope

  • 111'
  • Spain
  • 2017

Eva and Kat enjoy a carefree existence on their houseboat on a London canal. Until Eva's dream of becoming a mother is reignited by the death of their pet. Kat just wants to get a new cat. But when Kat's best friend, Roger, visits from Barcelona, they decide in a moment of drunkenness that he can be Eva's sperm donor. But what are the consequences for the lesbian couple, the biological father, the child and their relationships with one another?

Although these thirty-somethings aren't following a conventional path, this bittersweet drama full of comic notes depicts modern characters without stereotyping them. It throws up questions faced by everyone in their thirties. What kind of parent would I be? What does it mean to start a family? The fairytale London canal is also a character in itself. As the seasons change, the flowing water changes too – just like relationships and life itself.

Director
Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
111'
Medium
DCP
Languages
English, Spanish
Producers
Pau Brunet, Danielle Schleif, Jana Díaz-Juhl
Production Companies
Lastor Media, Vennerfilm, LA Panda Productions
Sales
Visit Films
Screenplay
Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Jules Nurrish
Cinematography
Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editor
Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Juliana Montañés, David Gallart
Production Design
Tim Dickel
Sound Design
Jonathan Darch
Music
Merche Blasco
Cast
Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Geraldine Chaplin, David Verdaguer, Becky Bullman, Lara Rossi