God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija
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Manuel (Antonio de la Torre – The Night Manager), a charismatic politician who lives in the lap of luxury financed by bribery and corruption, seemingly has it all – he is beloved by the people and surrounded by loving friends and family. But when he tries to cover up his colleague’s illegal dealings, a scandal ensues and his party decides to make him the scapegoat. With the support of his wife and daughter, Manuel enters a dirty fight for survival against the well-oiled machinery of corruption and the political system in which the rulers change, but the rule remains. Isabel Peña (May God Save Us – ZFF 2017) co-wrote the script. The film screened at festivals in Toronto and San Sebastián, among others.
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Began his career as a TV series scriptwriter. He was nominated for a Goya Award for best new director for his first solo film, Stockholm (2013), while his next film, May God Save Us (ZFF 2017), won the San Sebastián Jury Award for best screenplay. The Realm also took home Goyas for best director and original screenplay.