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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

The Days to Come

Els dies que vindran

2019, Carlos Marques-Marcet, Spain, 101 min.
With Maria Rodríguez Soto, David Verdaguer

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 27th 4:00pm
  • Sat, Mar 28th 5:00pm

"A strange and special blend of the fictional and the real...tackling the complex mess of emotions at the heart of the situation with great delicacy and extreme compassion."—Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

"A tender, moving experience."—Stephen Saito, A Moveable Feast

During the filming of director Marques-Marcet's ANCHOR AND HOPE (which played in the 2018 CEUFF), actors Maria Rodríguez Soto and David Verdaguer conceived a child, which in turn inspired the conception of this film. Blurring the boundaries between documentary and fiction, THE DAYS TO COME follows the lives of Vir (Rodríguez Soto) and Lluis (Verdaguer) during the term of the actress's real-life pregnancy. The film's stunningly intimate camerawork captures with unparalleled authenticity not only the physical effects of pregnancy but also its emotional effects on a couple's relationship. As they confront such questions as whether to abort, what to name the baby, and which school to send her to, the cracks in their relationship deepen and widen, with Vir feeling coerced, and Lluis feeling excluded. When Vir goes into a difficult labor, the tenuous line between documentary and fiction seems to dissolve completely, in extended long takes of extraordinary immediacy. In Catalan with English subtitles. DCP digital. Courtesy of Avalon Distribución Audiovisual. (MR)

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