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Marshland

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.