Petra Jaime Rosales

Pre-premiere

International Competition

Drama – ES/FR/DK, 2018, 107' – V.O.: Catalão, Castelhano – Subtitles: Portuguese, English

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A Greek tragedy broken up into chapters. The film starts at chapter two, then goes on to chapter three and then back to chapter one. In every chapter, we are told what is going to happen before it does. Far from ruining the surprise, what Rosales achieves this way is to get the audience to notice the details and the way the story unfolds. 

Petra, a young artist, finally sets off in search of her unknown father after her mother’s death. Her search leads her to Jaume, a renowned artist. Jaume hails from a bourgeois family and manipulates everything and everyone without a care for the tragic consequences of his actions. 

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