Spain

THE WISHFUL THINKERS [Los ilusos]

Waiting for the green light on his next project, young filmmaker León (Francisco Carril) is in a state of limbo. So what's he to do? Wander Madrid, get drunk, go on dates, meet up with friends, fall in love, get drunk again and of course talk about movies. Shot on black-and-white 16mm film stock, writer/director Jonás Trueba's (EVERY SONG IS ABOUT ME, 2011 AFI European Union Film Showcase) second feature is a joyous love letter to cinema and the filmmaking process, in particular the French New Wave, whose vintage aesthetic the film consciously evokes. Best Actor (Carril, in his screen debut), 2013 Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival. Official Selection, 2013 BFI London and San Sebastian Film Festivals.

DIR/SCR/PROD Jonás Trueba; PROD Javier Lafuente. Spain, 2013, b&w, 93 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED S V L


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