UK Premiere/ El Cuco + Short

Directed by Mar Taragona

This year Anna and Marcs holiday will be different. Just a few months away from the birth of their first child, and struggling through a rocky period in their relationship, the Barcelona couple need a change of scene: a house exchange with wealthy Germans sounds ideal. Nestled in Hans and Olga’s luxurious home, in an idyllic Black Forest village, everything seems to be going wonderfully, until Anna begins to sense danger…

While recalling Hansel and Gretl, the film deliberately shuns Gothic style for an opulent, modern version of the gingerbread house, where the lure is designer furniture and smart appliances. The Catalan filmmaker creates a cautionary tale of aspirations that builds tension to a crescendo without resorting to horror clichés and easy scares. Be wary of what you wish for, and careful who you let into your nest! 

Plus/ This film will be preceded by Céntrico (Dir Luso Martínez/20 mins). Nati, Ernesto, and Pablo rent an apartment in Madrid to enjoy a weekend away. Little do they know, their affordable accommodation conceals a thrilling secret that will seriously impact their city break 


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97 minutes

Translated title:
The Cuckoo's Curse


Full English

Country of origin:
Germany and Spain

Year of production:

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