The Daughter

La Hija

Director
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Cast
Javier Gutiérrez, Patricia López Arnaiz, Irene Virgüez
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Status
In Production
Nationality
Spain
Year
2020
Language
Spanish
Production Companies
Mod Producciones, La Loma Blanca

THE DAUGHTER is a cleverly-constructed dramatic thriller by one of Spain's most intriguing auteurs, Manuel Martín Cuenca, whose Cannibal and The Motive (Fipresci Award at TIFF) proved critical darlings. The film explores an intriguing conundrum, the limits to our right to parenthood, in a tense triangle starring Javier Gutiérrez (Marshland) and Patricia Lopez Arnaiz (While at War) as the barren couple helping teenage pregnant orphan, Irene, portrayed by breaktrough 15-year-old Irene Virgüez. THE DAUGHTER is shot in the breathtaking landscape of the Andalusian mountains and is co-produced by one of Spain's top producers, MOD (While at War, Biutiful and Agora).

THE DAUGHTER tells the story of Irene, a pregnant 15-year-old who has just escaped from a juvenile center and given a safe place to hide by Javier, her tutor, and his wife if she follows their rules - which could mean giving up her child when it’s born.

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