Screening of Orange Honey at Filmfest DC
Veteran director Imanol Uribe (Carol’s Journey) focuses on the human drama over politics as he depicts a society in which everyone considers himself or herself a survivor of some sort.
In a society permeated by fear and held in check by terror, a young government employee realizes that he can no longer stand on the sidelines and watch innocent people be sentenced to death. It is the beginning of a dangerous double life, in which love, loyalty and betrayal become matters of life and death.
In 1950’s Spain, Enrique works as an assistant to a military judge known for briskly assigning death sentences to suspected subversives after absurd show trials. After a friend is condemned and shot, Enrique realizes that he must take up the struggle against the culture of injustice. Even with some success in their fight, can Enrique and his fellow rebels, including his fiancée, Carmen, outrun those against them?
Imanol Uribe’s political thriller about the partisan’s struggle against the Franco dictatorship was honored with the award for Best Director and Best New Screenplay at the Malaga Film Festival 2012.
Orange Honey (Miel de Naranjas)
- On Friday, April 19 at 9 pm and Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm.
- Spain, Drama, 2012, 100 minutes. Directed by Imanol Uribe.
- Cast: Iban Garate, Blanca Suarez, Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Carlos Santos, Nora Navas. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Filmfest DC is back for its 27th year with a fresh new program of over 80 features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best in new cinema from around the world.