THE PAST COMES BACK TO DESTROY THE PRESENT IN SPANISH PSYCHODRAMA THE OFFERING, RELEASED IN UK, 30th JULY 2021
Sovereign is proud to announce the UK release of acclaimed Spanish psychological thriller THE OFFERING on 30th July, in cinemas and on Virtual Cinemas and VOD.
Jan, mysterious and marked by a profound sense of guilt, tries to win back the love of his ex Violeta, who is now a psychiatrist, with a family of her own. Jan’s complex and perverse plan to reunite him with Violeta, 20 years after the events that led to their separation, will have severe consequences.
An erotic, intense and revealing adult thriller, with powerful central performances from Alex Brendemühl (Transit), Anna Alarcón (A Thief’s Daughter) and Verónica Echegui (Fortitude), winner of Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Gaudi Awards, THE OFFERING is a remarkable, gripping excursion into the human psyche and the true nature of love and obsession. Filled with searing love scenes and unsettling mind-games, it’s a sensual, evocative and multi-layered experience, exploring forgiveness and guilt, and the consequences of a destructive love triangle, recalling the work of provocative Spanish directors Bigas Luna (The Ages of Lulu) and Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia).
Ventura Durall, writer and director of THE OFFERING, set up the production company Nanouk Films in 2000, to promote Catalan cinema. His feature film The Two Lives of Andrés Rabadán was recognised as the Best European Independent Film at the 2009 ECU Festival in Paris, and also received three Gaudi Awards for Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress. His 2014 documentary drama Bugarach won the FIPRESCI Award at the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival.
THE OFFERING WILL BE RELEASED ON 30th JULY 2021
For further information, please contact:
Lisa DeBell: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS
THE OFFERING at festivals
THE OFFERING screened at the 2021 Gaudi Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress for Verónica Echegui, and was also nominated for Best Female Lead, Best Male Lead, and Best Film. It also screened at the FFIC-CAT Festival Internacional de Cinema, where it received Jury Prize nominations for Best Film and Best Editing, and the Premis de l'Audiovisual Valencià where it was nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress.
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