Directed by Alberto Rodríguez

The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters – both detectives in the homicide division – to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorised a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past. A multi-award winner from San Sebastian and the recipient of 10 Goyas (including Best Picture and Best Director), this is an incredibly atmospheric neo-noir that makes the most of its wetlands locations. Brooding and intense, it also offers an interesting take on how the present remains corrupted by the past.

104 minutes

Translated title:
La isla minima


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