Lux Prize

EL REINO

by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Spain, France, 2019, 122', color, DCP
Screenplay: Isabel Peņa, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Friday 30 August 2019
11:10 Cinema Astra Screening upon invitation to collect at the Villa degli Autori
Original version with English subtitles

THE REALM

cinematography
Álex de Pablo
editing
Alberto del Campo
music
Olivier Arson
sound
Roberto Fernández
Alfonso Raposo
costumes
Paola Torres

cast
Antonio de la Torre
[Manuel López Vidal]
Bárbara Lennie
[Amaia Marín]
Mónica López
[Inés]
José María Pou
[José Luis Frías]
Nacho Fresneda
[Paco Castillo]
Ana Wagener
[Asunción Ceballos "La Ceballos"]

producers
Gerardo Herrero
Mikel Lejarza
Mercedes Gamero
productions
Tornasol
Trianera PC AIE
Atresmedia Cine

in collaboration
Le Pacte
Mondex & Cie
Bowfinger International Pictures
co-producers
Jean Labadie
Anne-Laure Labadie
Stephane Sorlat

world sales
Latido Films
mail

Manuel López-Vidal is a beloved politician in his region: he enjoys a good social standing, has a loving family, friends everywhere and plenty of natural charisma. He is also a corrupt politician who has been siphoning off public funds for his own use for years. After attempting to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed. To his surprise, the Party's members seek to place the blame for the entire plot on his shoulders. But he will not surrender. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?

 

Filmography

2018 El Reino (The Realm)
2017 Madre (short)
2016 Que Dios nos perdone (Che Dio ci perdoni)
2013 Stockholm (with Borja Soler)
2008 8 citas (8 Dates, with Peris Romano)

Rodrigo Sorogoyen studied film at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid and started his professional career as a screenwriter for TV series. In 2008, he co-helmed 8 citas (8 Dates), his first feature, with Peris Romano. Five years later, he co-directed Stockholm with Borja Soler; the film went on to won three awards at the Malaga Festival. In 2016, his film Que Dios nos perdone (May God Save Us, 2016) won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at San Sebastián and the Goya for Best Lead Actor (Roberto Álamo). El Reino racked up seven Goyas and premiered at Toronto and San Sebastián.

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