a film by Daniel Calparsoro
Cast: Alberto Ammann, Antonio de la Torre, Inma Cuesta
Spain, France | 99 min. | action, drama, thriller | trailer
In Spanish, Arabic and English with English subtitles
Spanish cinema invades this month’s Miami International Film Festival special event screening with Invader, a topical, razor-sharp political thriller certain to jump-start your pulse during Halloween week. The recent trial and conviction for atrocities committed by US soldier Robert Bales evoked a deep sense of moral outrage here at home. Director Daniel Calparsoro (Salto al vacio) and currently Spain's most in-demand screenwriter Javier Gullón (who attended MIFF 2013 as screenwriter for The Boy Who Smells Like Fish), tackle the shame and helplessness felt by most Americans regarding the Bales case with a stirring account of against-all-odds humanitarian heroism.
Leading-man Alberto Ammann (Thesis on a Homicide, MIFF 2013 and Goya winner for Cell 211), plays Pablo, a Spanish military doctor seriously wounded in a terrorist attack during an international mission. Increasingly suspicious of the “official story” used to fill the blank spots in his memory following the traumatic event, Pablo’s private investigations reveal a cover-up of grotesque proportions. As he steps outside the system to try and expose the truth, his former allies become dangerous enemies and Pablo realizes his actions may have unintended consequences. Skillfully allowing for no easy vindication, Calparsoro, Gullon and Ammann keep our loyalties shifting until the final frame. Also starring Antonio de la Torre (Unit 7) and Inma Cuesta (The Sleeping Voice, MIFF 2012).
— Jaie Laplante
Monday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
Paragon Grove 13
3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove
$2 parking inside Cocowalk Garage with validated ticket
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