Ismael at the European Union Film Festival in Vancouver
Directed by Marcelo Piñeyro, Ismael will represent Spain at the 18 edition of the EUFF in Vancouver.
- Directed by Marcelo Piñeyro.
- Spain, 2013, 106 minutes.
- View trailer.
A star-studded Spanish cast headlines director Marcelo Piñeyro’s tender family drama, the tale of a runaway boy seeking his biological father. Ten-year-old Ismael (newcomer Larsson do Amaral) hops a train from Madrid to Barcelona in search of Félix (Mario Casas), the father he’s never met. He lands on the doorstep of chic restaurateur Nora (The Sea Inside’s Belén Rueda), Félix’s mother.
She had no inkling of Ismael’s existence, and no longer has much contact with Félix. After alerting Alika (Ella Kweku), Ismael’s worried mother, of his whereabouts, Nora takes the boy to the city of Girona to introduce him to his father –an encounter that will open many old wounds.