• San Sebastian Film Festival

  • Havana Film Festival

  • Spanish Film Festival Australia

Related Films
The Queen of SpainThe Queen of Spain(La Reina de España)Fernando TruebaOscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba, brings together an all-star cast for a lavish homage to 1950s Spanish cinema. A spirited film-within-a-film, ...Summer 1993Summer 1993(Estiu 1993)Carla SimónFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. SPAIN’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS ® ...The CandidateThe Candidate(El Candidato)Daniel HendlerFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. In this wry and timely political comedy of ...On The RoofOn The Roof(El Techo)Patricia RamosFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. In this feel-good ensemble dramedy, a flat ...Birdboy: The Forgotten ChildrenBirdboy: The Forgotten Children(Psiconautas: los niños olvidados)Alberto Vázquez & Pedro RiveroFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of ...The Future PerfectThe Future Perfect(El futuro perfecto)Nele Wohlatz Filmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. Awarded Best First Feature at the Locarno ...The Tenth ManThe Tenth Man(El Rey del Once)Daniel BurmanAward-winning director Daniel Burman returns with The Tenth Man, a quiet and well-observed comedy that wrestles with notions of identity, home, and the ...Don’t Call Me SonDon’t Call Me Son(Mãe só há uma)Anna Muylaert Study Guide Available. This poignant coming-of-age film from Brazil is focused on Pierre, seventeen and in the middle of puberty. Ever since his ...TempestTempest(TEMPESTAD)Tatiana HuezoStudy Guide available. A poignant doc by celebrated filmmaker Tatiana Huezo, Tempest narrates the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects ...Spider ThievesSpider Thieves(Niñas Araña)Guillermo HeloFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. Inspired by actual events, this teenage thriller ...La SoledadLa Soledad(La Soledad)Jorge Thielen-Armand Filmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. Handyman José lives with his family in La ...The Second MotherThe Second Mother(Que horas ela volta?)Anna Muylaert BRAZIL’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS® An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, The Second Mother dissects with both ...GuaraníGuaraní(Guaraní)Luis ZorraquínA heartfelt story, Guaraní follows fisherman Atilio as he travels with his granddaughter Iara to Buenos Aires. His great desire is to have a grandson to ...The Country of FearThe Country of Fear(El país del miedo)Francisco EspadaA festival favorite, The Country of Fear touches upon one of the most talk about behavioral issues happening on campus these days. Carlos, Sara, and ...Everybody LeavesEverybody Leaves(Todos se van)Sergio CabreraShot in Colombia (because the director didn’t get permission to film in Cuba) and featuring a cast consisting mostly of expatriate Cuban actors, ...
Spanish Film Club
Order your 5 film program now!Add to Cart
Related Subjects
Promo Materials

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.

I THUGHT IT WAS A PARTY IS ONE OF THE MANY FILMS INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE OF SPANISH FILM CLUB. SFC AFFILIATED UNIVERSITIES CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A SPECIAL PRICE OF $99 IF THE TITLE HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THEIR SFC FESTIVAL. PLEASE CONTACT SFC STAFF AT FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.

About the Director
Victoria Galardi was born in Argentina in 1977. She studied screen writing in Buenos Aires and in New York. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, studying directing and acting. She wrote the feature film Lovely Loneliness, codirected with Martin Carranza in November 2007. It was nominated by the Argentina Academy as best first feature film. In 2008 she wrote Cerro Bayo, her second feature film as a director. In 2009 Galardi, along with Cindy Teperman and Julian Ledesma, created Gale Cine, a production company dedicated to produce feature films and shorts. She wrote and directed I Thought It Was a Party, which was nominated by the Argentine Academy for best editing, best cinematography, and best production design.
Press

“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