"Polished, beautifully shot and jammed with nerve-jangling twists, . . . a high-class pulp thriller made from quality ingredients." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The End


Director: Jorge Torregrossa Country: Spain 2012 90 mins Thriller Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Grao, Clara Lago, Miquel Fernández, Antonio Garrido, Carmen Ruiz, Eugenio Mira

From the producers of The Impossible, Biutiful and Red Lights, and writers of Cell 211, The Impossible and The Orphanage, The End is a suspense-filled, visually stunning thriller that wraps a thought-provoking novel by David Monteagudo in blockbuster production values.

After 20 years apart, a group of old friends organise a reunion at a secluded mountain cabin. At first their gathering is joyful and exciting. However, behind the smiles and stories is a darker episode in their history which haunts each of them more than they will admit, and involves one absent friend nicknamed “The Prophet”.

On their first evening, a dramatic and mysterious incident cuts all lines of communication with the outside world. At dawn, one of the group is missing. A search party reveals steadily more disturbing scenes: deserted houses, abandoned cars, terrifying stampedes of mountain goats. Most alarmingly, more friends begin to vanish, one by one, apparently into thin air.

With brilliant performances from Maribel Verdú (Pan’s Labyrinth), Clara Lago (SFF13, I Want You), and Daniel Grao (Julia’s Eyes), The End will have you glued to your seat right up until its last haunting moments.

Special screenings of THE END in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra will include Q&As with Spanish actress and festival guest Maribel Verdú - click for session information.

  • Winner -
    2013 Imagine Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival - Silver Méliès Award
  • 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Nominee -
    2013 Goya Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.