Hopelessly Devout at the European Union Film Festival in Ottawa
Directed by Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz, “Mi querida cofradía” (“Hopelessly Devout”) represents Spain at the 2018 edition of EUFF in Ottawa.
- Original title: Mi querida cofradía.
- Directed by Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz, 2018, 90 minutes.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
Carmen, a devout Catholic woman from Málaga, Spain, is about to be chosen leader of her local religious guild. But it all goes up in smoke when her biggest rival is chosen: Ignacio, a ridiculous, arrogant man who is also hell-bent on demoting her from her post. After an unfortunate “accident,” Ignacio is left unconscious in the bathroom and Carmen is forced to keep him hidden in her home all the while she receives a series of unexpected visitors. What at first seems like a terrible predicament could turn into Carmen’s chance to fulfill her dream.
About EUFF Ottawa
Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Over the span of nearly three weeks, from November 16 to December 2, the Canadian Film Institute brings Ottawa audiences a wide selection of award-winning films from the Festival circuit, never-before-seen in the capital city.
Experience the drama, comedy, tragedy, and passion of the moving image from across the Atlantic alongside film fans, academics, students, and local expatriate communities. The 2018 edition takes place at the Alma Duncan Salon of the Ottawa Art Gallery.