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The Days to Come
Original title:
Els dies que vindran
Slovenian title:
Dnevi, ki prihajajo
Section:
PANORAMA
Country, year:
Spain, 2019
Length:
95
Directed by:
Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Screenplay:
Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Clara Roquet, Coral Cruz
Cinematography:
Alex Garcia
Music:
Maria Arnal
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Catalan
Voting code:
H
Cast:
David Verdaguerm (Lluis), Maria Rodriguez Soto (Vir)
Awards:
Rotterdam 2019, Seattle 2019, Malaga 2019 (Best Director, Best Actress, Youth Jury Prize)

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Description:
Marques-Marcet used the actual pregnancy of the acting duo to film The Days to Come, an intimate, naturalistic X-ray of the damage that pregnancy can do to a relationship.
Vir and Llui?s have just found out they are pregnant, but it was unplanned. They're not against the idea of being parents, and yet they can't help but hesitate, wondering if it's the right time now. They decide on an abortion. The night before the appointment they stay up making a list of pros and cons, and decide to move ahead with the pregnancy. The question is whether they're rushing into this, and whether their love is strong enough to pull them through. Their rollercoaster experience will show them that they won't have to wait for the baby to arrive to find out.

"We took the real situation - the pregnancy - and asked, how would these characters respond? We improvised scenes and recorded these as the basis for scripted scenes. /…/ You could say this film is the documentary of a process and the fiction of a relationship. /…/ Any fiction film is a documentary of its actors. Putting a camera in front of someone shows them and the passage of time - shooting anyone is shooting someone dying - or growing up, if you take the more optimistic view." (Carlos Marqués-Marcet)