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Belén Macías invites us to partake in her family fun and games in Juegos de familia

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- The director of Marseille is all set to release her third movie, a co-production between Spain and Germany, starring the entertaining Juanjo Puigcorbé

Belén Macías invites us to partake in her family fun and games in Juegos de familia
Director Belén Macías (© Cine y comedia)

Screened at the Beijing Film Festival, Chicago Latino Film Festival and Alicante Film Festival, Juegos de familia [+see also:
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(lit. “Family Games”) is the first comedy to be directed by Belén Macías (born in Tarragona in 1970), who was behind El patio de mi cárcel [+see also:
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(which earned her a Goya nomination) and Marseille [+see also:
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. The movie is a production by Spanish outfits Gaia Audiovisuals SL and Loto Films, together with German firm Miriquidi Film, and stars Juanjo Puigcorbé (As Luck Would Have It [+see also:
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), Antonio Valero, Vicky Peña, Sergio Caballero, Marta Belenguer, Mireia Pérez, Enrique Arce and Juli Mira.

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Shot in a spirit of true independence in Valencia at the beginning of the year, from a screenplay by Juanjo Moscardó, the main characters in the movie are older people in search of new opportunities. This is indeed the case for the lead character, Carmen (played by Vicky Peña), who sees her marriage break down owing to her husband Andrés’ (Juanjo Puigcorbé) lack of interest. Andrés just can’t come to terms with his imminent retirement from his father-in-law’s toy company, and when Carmen leaves home after a heated argument, Andrés discovers that his wife has a lover, Raúl (Antonio Valero), her trusted hairdresser whom she has been using her entire life. Andrés then starts to hang out with Raúl in order to wheedle information out of him and get his wife back.

At the same time, the couple’s children are going through their own separate crises: bachelor Santi begins to seriously wonder about his solitude, while Lucía debates whether to continue sleeping with her boss or go back to her ex. To top it all off, their lives all revolve around the family toy business, which is seriously struggling and will, with any luck, be acquired by a powerful German company. Mix-ups and muddles therefore constitute the main attraction of this film, edited by renowned veteran Teresa Font (Awaiting [+see also:
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, Acantilado
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), which may possibly reach Spanish theatres in the last quarter of 2016.

(Translated from Spanish)

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