The winner of 8 Goya Awards, screenwriter Díaz Yanes’ directorial début is an intense, Tarantino-esque portrait of one woman’s attempt to reclaim her life. Gloria (Abril) can’t cope, escaping into the bottle and finally to Mexico City. After witnessing a brutal murder she flees back to Madrid, seeking sanctuary and redemption with her ex-Republican mother-in-law (Bardem). But Gloria’s violent past has followed her from Mexico. The director’s latest is SIN NOTICIAS DE DIOS, again starring Abril.