CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Lino Escalera

Country: Spain
Language: Catalan, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: NO SÉ DECIR ADIÓS

Running Time: 96min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

Balancing a barrage of unruly feelings with an air of philosophical wisdom, Spanish director Lino Escalera’s feature debut, winner of four awards at this year’s Málaga Film Festival, is an emotionally searing portrait of familial strife.

José Luis (Juan Diego) is dying. His daughter Carla (Nathalie Poza), a bored executive who self-medicates with booze, cocaine and male attention, insists her father keep fighting the grim reaper. His daughter Blanca (Lola Dueñas), an aspiring actress, is willing to submit José Luis to palliative care and let him go gently into that good night. These conflicting attitudes lay bare the sisters’ divergent coping mechanisms and teach them a great deal about their own fraught lives.

Watch this intense, smart, tender drama—and you might learn something too. –Jaie Laplante

 

2017 MÁLAGA SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL:
SILVER BIZNAGA
SPECIAL JURY AWARD, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS
MALAGA LAURELS


Join other film lovers and the director of Can’t Say Goodbye, Lino Escalera, and close out GEMS 2017 on a delicious note with our Can’t Say Goodbye Brunch at the newest Miami gem, Ella’s Oyster Bar.

8-ella_s_oyster-mnt-clw

SHOWTIMES

Sunday October 15th @ 11:00am Ella’s Oyster Bar Add to Schedule

Sunday October 15th @ 5:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Lino Escalera
Producer: Damián París
Screenwriter: Pablo Remón

Music: Pablo Trujillo
Cinematographer: Santiago Racaj

Cast: Nathalie Poza, Juan Diego, Lola Dueñas, Pau Durá, Miki Esparbé

Lino Escalera

Lino Escalera is a Spanish filmmaker. He studied cinema at New York University and la Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. His short films include Espacio 2 (01), Elena quiere (07) and Australia (17). Can’t Say Goodbye (17) is his feature directorial debut.

Guests Attending

Sponsors

  • Viendo-+-Xfinity-small