Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Panorama Special

La enfermedad del domingo

Sunday’s Illness

 

Susi Sánchez (Actress), Ramón Salazar (Director, Screenwriter), Bárbara Lennie (Actress)
Moderation: Jenni Zylka

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Annabel is a successful businesswoman with a wealthy husband. At a reception in her villa she meets a woman, a member of the catering staff who has been hired for the evening. This woman is none other than her own daughter Chiara, whom she had left over thirty years ago. Chiara was just eight years old at the time. She now approaches her mother with an unusual request: to spend ten days together with her. Anabel agrees and follows her daughter to a remote house in the mountains. She begins exploring the largely uninhabited region; meanwhile Chiara initially does her own thing and seems to pursue a mysterious goal. In the end, unexpected borderline experiences bring mother and daughter closer together and Anabel finds herself having to make the most difficult decision of her life.
Spanish director and writer Ramón Salazar sends his charismatic lead actors Bárbara Lennie and Susi Sánchez into an extraordinary family conflict in this film of his own script. Impressively composed pictures depict an existential trip with unexpected twists and a disturbing climax.

by
Ramón Salazar

Spain 2018

Spanish, French

113 min · Colour

World premiere

With

Bárbara Lennie (Chiara)
Susi Sánchez (Anabel)
Miguel Ángel Solá (Bernabé)
Greta Fernández (Greta)
Richard Bohringer (Mathieu)

Crew

Written and directed by
Ramón Salazar
Director of Photography
Ricardo De Gracia
Editor
Teresa Font
Music
Nico Casal
Sound Design
Álvaro López
Sound
Álvaro López
Production Design
Sylvia Steinbrecht
Costumes
Clara Bilbao
Make-up
Ainhoa Eskisabel
Casting
Ana Sainz-Trápaga, Patricia Álvarez De Miranda
Assistant Director
Victor Cuadrado
Production Manager
Iñaki Juaristi
Executive Producer
Rafael López Manzanara
Producer
Francisco Ramos
Co-production
On Cinema 2017, Madrid

Biography

Ramón Salazar

Born in Málaga, Spain in 1973, he first studied acting at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Málaga (ESAD) and then film at the Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad in Madrid (ECAM). His debut feature film Piedras (Stones) screened in Competition at the 2002 Berlinale.

Filmography

1999 Hongos; short film 2002 Piedras; Competition 2005 20 Centímetros 2013 10.000 Noches En Ninguna Parte 2017 El Domingo. Prólogo · La Enfermedad Del Domingo; Panorama

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Zeta Cinema