That was life | La vida era eso

DIRECTOR: David Martín de los Santos
CAST: Petra Martínez, Anna Castillo, Florin Piersic Jr., Ramón Barea, Daniel Morilla, María Isabel Díaz Lago, Pilar Gómez, Victoria Sáez, Annick Weerts, Christophe Miraval
NC16 (Sexual References) | 2020 | Spanish w/English Subtitles | PRECEDED BY Assalamualaikum | 109 minutes

20 May 2022



Two Spanish women from different generations meet in a hospital room in Belgium. María (Petra Martínez) has been living there for decades after emigrating when she was young, and Verónica (Anna Castillo) has arrived recently in search of opportunities she never found in Spain. A strange friendship forged between them leads María on a return journey to the south of Spain with an unusual mission. What begins as a journey in search of Verónica’s roots in turn throws up questions about certain principles on which she had based her life.


Best Actress (Petra Martinez), Best First Film - Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival, 2021 Best Film and Prix de la Meilleure Interprétation award (Petra Martínez) - Cinehorizontes - Festival de cine internacional de marsella, 2021 Best New Director, Best Lead Actress (Petra Martinez) and 6 nominations including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Film Editing (Miguel Doblado) - Premios Carmen, 2022


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