Els dies que vindran

  • 95'
  • Spain
  • 2019

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.

Carlos Marqués-Marcet
World premiere
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
International title
The Days to Come
Catalan, Spanish
Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, María Zamora
Production Companies
Lastor Media, Avalon P.C.
Film Factory Entertainment
Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Clara Roquet, Coral Cruz
Alex Garcia
Oscar de Gispert, Ana Pfaff, Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Production Design
Ana Pons
Sound Design
Dani Zacarias
David Verdaguer, Maria Rodriguez