Tierra Firme

(Anchor and Hope)

Spagna, 2017, HD, 111', col.

director:

Carlos Marqués-Marcet

Anchor and Hope

London. Eva and Kat are a lesbian couple who dearly love each other. The two live on a boat constantly going from canal to canal in order not to pay the landing charges. The sudden death of Chorizo, Eva's beloved cat, arouses in her an unexpected desire to be a mother: she feels as if the moment has come to seal her affection for her partner by giving birth to the living proof and the future witness of their love. Kat, though, is reluctant: becoming a mother would mean saying goodbye to the freedom that has always been a feature of their lives. Roger is her best friend and his arrival from Spain makes the situation even more complicated: after a night of heavy drinking, the couple decide to ask him to be their sperm donor for the much-debated baby. But is this really what they want? A romantic and generational comedy in the style of Zach Braff, which boasts two Chaplins in the cast: Oona playing Eva and Geraldine playing her hippy mother.

screenplay

Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Jules Nurrish

editing

Juliana Montañés, David Gallart, Carlos Marqués-Marcet

photography

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

production design

Tim Dickel

costume design

Vinyet Escobar

sound

Diego Casares

music

Merche Blasco

cast

Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Geraldine Chaplin, David Verdaguer, Becky Bullman, Lara Rossi

producer

Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno

production

La Panda, Lastor Media, Vennerfilm

co-producer

Sophie Venner

 

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Carlos Marqués-Marcet

Biofilmography

Catalan writer and director Carlos Marqués-Marcet was born in Barcelona in 1983 and studied audiovisual communication at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, where he graduated in 2006. He then studied cinema and television at the University of California, Los Angeles. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus at the age of 19, where he began to become known with his first shorts (including Aullidos which was defined as one of the best shorts of 2008 by “Cahiers du Cinéma”). His debut feature film as director was 10,000 km (2014), which was awarded prizes at festivals worldwide.