I’ve been learning Spanish for the last year and that was the main reason that I wanted to see this film. It’s odd- I came out of the cinema smugly happy with my ability to recognize a couple of words in each interaction, but looking at this YouTube trailer- it seems so fast!! I can’t understand a word of it! (I wonder if they slowed it down for the theatre??)
Anyway, Julian is an actor with advanced cancer who is visited by his friend Tomas on a four-day fleeting visit. It reminded me just a little of Last Cab to Darwin in its combination of gentle humour and poignancy as a man faces the task of death. Not a lot happens in the four days, but it’s a moving depiction of friendship and priorities.
Three and a half stars leaning towards four stars because I could follow the Spanish!