Swedish premiere – Out of Competition
Jon Mikel Caballero // Spain // 2019 // Fantasy / Drama // 93 min // Montreux Entertainment / Trepamuros Producciones
Cast: Iria del Río, Adam Quintero, Nadia de Santiago
Language: Spanish // Subtitles: English
This moral tale dressed as fantasy tells the story of Alba, a very immature woman about to fall into her thirties and who decides to take her closest friends for a weekend to her family’s old cabin in the woods. Once there, she is forced to face a series of unexpected twists which show how clearly unprepared she is to face adulthood. Luckily, she finds herself trapped in an unusual and inexplicable temporal loop which will allow her to learn from her mistakes and maybe earn a chance to start fresh. There is one thing though, this loop gets shorter by one hour every time she returns.
A promising debut by director Jon Caballero where the famous time-loop legend gets shaken by the original idea of a countdown, as well as with the use of an appropriate and fun mise-en-scene.
The Incredible Shrinking Wknd catches its audiences through an impeccable performance by Catalan actress Iria del Río and the universality of its story and characters. A sweet, approachable coming-of-age romance which will capture your softer side when you least expect it.
Text: Joana Gil-Rico