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Héctor / Hector
Made in Spain

16-year-old Hector has lost his mother. His Aunt Tere looks after him. From living in a house near the centre with a garden, he finds himself in a small suburban Madrid flat. Hector tries to understand the new reality before his eyes. An extremely different kind of life from his own but towards which he will gradually start to feel very close. Everything changes with the arrival of Martin, Hector?s father, who has crossed the ocean to be with his son. Although the boy knew of his father?s existence, he had never wanted to meet him. Martin follows him around in the endeavour to explain the reason for his long absence, gain his son?s heart and offer him a new life in Mexico. Hector will have to decide between his recently discovered family and adventure on the other side of the sea. Perhaps because of his character, perhaps because of his feelings, Hector makes his decision.
BIOGRAPHY
Madrid, 1962. She started acting at the age of 13 in Las palabras de Max (What Max Said), winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin in 1978. Her first feature film, Una estación de paso (Whistle Stop, 1991), won the Special Jury Prize at Valladolid. In 1996, with El último viaje de Robert Rylands (Robert Rylands? Last Journey), participant in the Official Section at San Sebastian, she won several Cinema Writers Circle awards. Her third feature film, Cuando vuelvas a mi lado (By My Side Again, 1999), received the Jury Prize for Best Photography and a Special Mention from the Jury at the San Sebastian Festival. More recently, she directed the short film ¿Dónde vivimos? for the group film Hay motivo (2004).
CAST & CREW
Director
Gracia Querejeta
Screenplay
Gracia Querejeta, David Planell
Photography
Ángel Iguacel
Edition
Nacho Ruiz-Capillas
Music
Ángel Illarramendi
Cast
Nilo Mur, Adriana Ozores, Joaquín Climent, Unax Ugalde, Damián Alcázar
Running Time
112 m.
Country
Spain
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