On the Fringe - part of the Cheltenham International Film Festival
Cheltenham International Film Festival

On the Fringe - part of the Cheltenham International Film Festival

This screening forms part of Cheltenham International Film Festival, which marks its 5th anniversary in 2023. The festival will screen new films from around the world, plus film classics and is adding television, and new live events to its programme, along with guest celebrities.

Penelope Cruz stars in this tense social thriller 

Penelope Cruz stars in and produced this powerful and topical drama, which could stand as a strong companion piece to many of the more recent Ken Loach features.

Actor Juan Diego Botto (1492: The Conquest Of Paradise) turns co-writer and director for a social story that is sadly true in so many countries today. Rafa (Luis Tosar) is a lawyer activist who spends his life helping people who are about to be evicted from their homes, but who also struggles financially. During the course of twenty-four hours, Rafa will deal with numerous families, all on the brink, with the most notable case being Azucena (Cruz), a struggling shop worker. Since her husband has lost his job, the family have been unable to meet their mortgage payments and the bailiffs are coming.


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