Spanish with English subtitles
With Elena Anaya, Valeria Bertucelli, Fernán Miras, Esteban Bigliardi, Esteban Lamothe, Abigail Cohen
“For how long is the ex-partner of a friend untouchable? Lucía (Victoria Bertuccelli, To Fool A Thief) has been separated from Ricki, the father of her daughter Abi, for 4 years. She invites her best friend Ana (Elena Anaya The Skin I Live In, Room in Rome) to stay and care for the house and enjoy the summer by the pool while she takes a short trip to Uruguay with her new partner. Early the morning after Lucía leaves, Ricki, who has not seen Ana for almost 2 years, comes to collect his daughter. In a casual and unexpected encounter, Ana and Ricki discover an attraction—or perhaps confirm one that may have always been there—and a romance is ignited.
Upon Lucía’s return Ana avoids the inevitable admission as she battles guilt, lies and the fear of losing her friend.” – Spanish Film Festival Australia.
An honest and poignant commentary on friendship, I Thought it was a Party is also a film about the search for love, loneliness, fear, guilt, and the world of women.
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“Good performances and exquisite good taste.” – Jonathan Holland, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“You don’t need a script that reveals the truth about the universe for a film to work, but you do need to generate empathy between characters and spectator and there is where I Thought it was a Party wins. The universes of each of the characters and how they interlace are very appealing.” – Matias Letora, CINES ARGENTINOS
“I Thought it was a Party is a magnificent proposal of auteur cinema.” – Alberto Úbeda-Portugués, AISGE
“A beautiful exercise in simplicity that keeps you alert through a seemingly apparent emptiness. Just like life.” – Javier Ocaña, EL PAIS
“An attractive proposal and elegant and seductive in its execution.” – LA NACION