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Directed by Alberto Rodriguez

Spain 2014 105 mins.

Winner of ten Goya Awards, including best film, director, actor, and screenplay, Marshland is a taut neo-noir set in 1980 against the civil unrest in the wake of Francisco Franco’s death. Two teenage sisters have mysteriously disappeared and detectives Pedro and Juan reluctantly head to repressed southern marshland town in Andalusia to investigate. Met with hostility by the community, the missing girls are just the beginning of a dark labyrinth of discoveries which yield more dead bodies. Mirroring the political tensions within Spanish society, the two detectives find themselves increasingly at odds but must work together in a race against time to stop a serial killer from striking again.

A selection from Pragda’s Festival of New Spanish Cinema 2016, co-presented by SPAIN arts & culture and the Ministry of Culture, Spain.