The Motive

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London Spanish Film Festival

UK premiere


Badly off, rather clumsy and unimaginative, Álvaro works as an accountant while he searches for inspiration to write a book. When he discovers that his wife, who becomes famous after her first novel, has been unfaithful, he moves to a new building and writes insistently, dreaming of a great novel that will surpass the success of his wife’s.


Adapted from Javier Cerca’s novel The Motive, Martín Cuenca’s film is darkly comic and insightful. Javier Gutiérrez won for his work in this film, not only the Best Actor Goya Award but several others.


Saturday

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Sunday

Introduced by the director


BBFC rating
PG
Year
2017
Running time
112 mins
Country
Spain, Mexico
Other features
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Director
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Cast
Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Antonio de la Torre

Book tickets

September 30th

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