Son of the Bride

Directed by Juan José Campanella

Starring one half of the grafting team of NINE QUEENS, EL HIJO DE LA NOVIA was nominated in 2002 for the Foreign Language Oscar for its affectionate story of a 40-something single dad and restaurateur who’s in the throes of a midlife crisis. Overshadowed by his dad (Alterio), guilty over his lack of attention to his Alzheimers-afflicted mum and non-committal to his much younger girlfriend (Verbeke), Rafa (Darin) is finally forced to stop and take stock when he suffers a heart attack. A warm-hearted script and strong performances added up to making this one of Spain’s biggest hits in 2002.

126 minutes

Country of origin:
Argentina and Spain

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