Award-winning thriller Marshland opens at Picturehouse Exeter
PUBLISHED: 12:03 31 July 2015
Altitude Film Distribution set to release acclaimed detective thriller Marshland at Picturehouse Exeter on 7 August.
Alberto Rodriguez’s film set in post Franco Spain has won 38 awards including ten Spanish Academy Goya Awards earlier this year.
Marshland has drawn comparisons to Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, David Fincer’s Se7en as well as hit TV series True Detective.
The film is inspired by the photography of Seville’s Atin Aya, Bolaño’s crime novel 2666 and US noir movies like Chinatown.
Set in Andalusia’s wetlands in 1980 at the start of Spain’s transition to democracy, two teenage girls go missing in a remote and forgotten town. Two troubled homicide detectives, Juan (Javier Gutiérrez) and Pedro (Raúl Arévalo) must put aside their differences to hunt a predator who for years has terrorised a community stuck in the past. Marshland was the undisputed winner at the 2015 Spanish Academy Goya Awards. The ten prizes included Best Film, Best Director (Alberto Rodríguez), Best Actor (Javier Gutiérrez), Best Original Screenplay (Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos), Best Cinematography (Alex Catalán) and Best Breakthrough Performance (Nerea Barros).