Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

The economic crisis in Spain and its impact on young people is the center of this film about a couple that tries to survive in Madrid with almost no money. Natalia lives with her divorced mother and her younger siblings, and there doesn’t seem to be much more to life than seeing her boyfriend, Carlos, who works for a construction company where he gets paid next to nothing. He lives with an obese, sick mother he must take care of, while Natalia and her brother have a very tense relationship with their own mother, and hardly ever see their father. The story follows the couple in their everydayness: parties, friends, but, above all, boredom and lack of motivation and goals. A gig in a porno video provides a fun, profitable moment, but soon enough, Natalia gets pregnant and no one seems to have solutions for their main problem: the lack of money and a job. Apart from some audacious formal choices, Beautiful Youth flows by with two attractive main characters and a realistic approach on its personal and family situations, in what is, at last, a distressed, distressing view on Spain’s economic reality. DL

Section: Panorama
Thursday 16 - 14:35 h
Village Recoleta Room: 2
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Friday 24 - 16:30 h
Village Caballito Room: 4
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English title: Beautiful Youth
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 102
Seconds: 0


D: J. Rosales  

G: J. Rosales, E. Rufas

F: P. Esteve Birba  

E: L. Casal  

DA: V. P. Álvarez  

S: N. Tsabertidis  

P: J. Rosales, J. M. Morales, J. Dopffer  

PE: B. Díez  

CP: Fresdeval Films, Wanda Visión, Les Productions Balthazar 


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Jaime Rosales España

He was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1970. He studied business science and, later, trained at Havana’s EICTV and Sydney’s AFTRSBE. He directed The Hours of the Day (2003; Critics’ award at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight), Solitary Fragments (2007; Goya awards for Best Film and Best Director) and Bullet in the Head (2008;...

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