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A Gun in Each Hand

(Una pistola en cada mano)

Director: Cesc Gay Country: Spain 2012 97 mins Comedy/Drama Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Ricardo Darín, Luis Tosar, Javier Cámara, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Peña, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Featuring one of the most star-studded, talented casts assembled in modern Latin American cinema, including the phenomenal Ricardo Darín, Luis Tosar, Javier Cámara, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Peña and Leonardo Sbaraglia, A Gun in Each Hand is a witty and brutally hilarious portrait of fortysomething men, and the changing gender roles of contemporary Spanish society.

Chance encounters between old friends, acquaintances, ex-spouses and potential lovers form an engrossing series of six exquisitely-realised vignettes. Whether it’s Cámara’s sorry efforts to win back his ex-wife or Noriega’s misguided attempts to woo a co-worker, each meeting starts off with men most humbly attempting to get what they want, and often winding up completely bewildered as the women of each story mercilessly flip the situations around.

Trumpeting the truism that character is plot, each tale is full of twists and turns that sees our growing affection for each beautifully-drawn character feel as engaging and riveting as any heist thriller. This superbly accomplished battle-of-the-sexes comedy achieved breakout box office success in Spain last December, and is a must-see festival highlight.

  • Winner -
    2013 Gaudi Awards - Best Film, Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress
  • Winner -
    2013 Festival of Spanish Cinema (Nantes) - Best Film
  • Winner -
    2013 Miami Intl. Film Festival - Jury Prize for Best Performance (group award)
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.