Lluís immediately starts giggling when he takes a look at the pregnancy test. His girlfriend Vir does the same, although soon she can’t control her tears. This really isn’t the time for parenthood. Is it? In no time, an abortion is on the agenda. But then Lluís cautiously starts expressing his doubts. “I’m not sure if I want it, but I’m quite sure that I don’t not want it.”

And that’s how it starts. A wild cocktail of emotions about the nine-month period during which Vir and Lluis are deliriously happy with their decision one moment and seem on verge of disaster the next. Not only because of raging hormones, but also simply because of the leap into the depths they are taking together, while they haven’t even really known each other that long.

Pure and honest, this intimate glimpse of future parenthood. Not least because protagonists Maria Rodríguez and David Verdaguer surrender themselves entirely to the process: during shooting, they really are expecting their first child. Carlos Marqués-Marcet does not leave their side for a moment. Just as in his Goya-winning directing debut 10,000 km (about a LAT relationship), he gets all that is possible from the chemistry between two lovers who have to review their carefree existence. With Els dies que vindran, he captures all the beautiful and difficult moments of pregnancy.

Screenings

  • Sat 26 Jan Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
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  • Tue 29 Jan Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
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  • Thu 31 Jan Pathé 5
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  • Fri 1 Feb Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
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  • Sat 2 Feb LantarenVenster 5
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International title
The Days to Come
Filmmaker
Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Spain
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
95’
Language
Catalan, Spanish
Producer
Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, María Zamora
Production Company
Lastor Media, Avalon P.C.
Sales
Film Factory Entertainment
Writer
Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Clara Roquet, Coral Cruz
Cinematography
Alex Garcia
Editor
Oscar de Gispert, Ana Pfaff, Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Production Design
Ana Pons
Sound Design
Dani Zacarias
Cast
David Verdaguer, Maria Rodriguez