Spanish with English subtitles

The beautifully nuanced performances of both Sonia Almarcha as Adela and Petra Martínez as Antonia, as well as Rosales’ keen ability to portray isolation and beauty in the apparently mundane world, makes Solitary Fragments a supreme delicacy not to be missed. Having premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard section, the film swept 3 Goyas (Spanish Cinema Awards), including Best Picture and Best Director. Adela lives a quiet life in rural Spain with her son Miguelito. Hoping for more from life, she moves with her son to Madrid, where they share an apartment with a couple, Ines and Carlos. Elder Antonia watches her family tear itself apart in a dispute over money. Stylish yet thoughtful and far from melodrama, the film takes you by the hand towards a shocking ending in a film difficult to forget.

About the Director
After receiving a degree in Business Economics from ESADE, his devotion to film was fostered when he won a scholarship in 1996 to study film at the prestigious International Film and Television School in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in Havana and then at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Since 2000 he has developed all his projects as a director with his production company Fresdeval Films. His films are about our inability to communicate with each other, the complexity of the family universe and violence that bursts unexpectedly into everyday life. His filmography includes The Hours of the Day– Cannes Festival 2003. Directors’ Fortnight FIPRESCI International Critics’ Award; Solitary Fragments– Cannes Festival 2007. Un Certain Regard; Bullet in the Head- San Sebastián Film Festival 2008. In Competition FIPRESCI International Critics’ Award; and The Dream and The Silence – Cannes Festival 2012. Directors’ Fortnight,