Director: David Trueba
Screenwriters: David Trueba
On a hot summer day in Madrid during a significant year of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel, a revered older journalist, meets with a beautiful young student, Ăngela, in a cafĂ©. She wants to interview him for a project. He, with sexual intentions, suggests they go to his friendâs studio nearby. Somehow they end up locked in a bathroom together, naked, with no rescue in sight. Removed from the outside world, the pair, who represent polarized generations, begin a complex duel. On the surface, it seems a setup of unequal age, intellect, ambition, and experience, but over 24 hours, power and desire transfer from person to person.
Madrid, 1987 focuses on two characters who embody the duality of their times. Veteran actor JosĂ© SacristĂĄn and MarĂa Valverde portray the vulnerability of their charactersâ situation unforgettably. Writer/director David Trueba, who made Madrid, 1987 independently in Spain, skillfully pares down his film into a layered look at a fleeting and uncommon connection made across one of lifeâs divides.
- International Narrative Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- Spain, 104 min.