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      Sunday's Illness

      PG-13 2018 1 hr. 53 min. Drama List
      89% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 70% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Anabel abandoned her daughter Chiara when the girl was barely 8 years old. Thirty-five years later, Chiara returns with a strange request and asks her mother to spend 10 days with her. Anabel sees the trip as a chance to get her daughter back, but what she doesn't know is that Chiara has a hidden purpose and that she'll have to face the most important decision of her life. Read More Read Less

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      miguel g Mesmerizing. From the beginning, the cinematography draws you in. The first scene that really hooked me was when the two protagonists, strangers at this point, stand far from each other at a table, completely silent, with the camera first on one, then the other, and all you see is their chests move as they breathe for long seconds, both obviously in a highly emotionally aroused state, but refusing to speak--a confrontation without acknowledgment, and so without resolution. That scene is a portent of the tone of the entire film. When characters do speak, nothing is wasted. If you are intrigued by the opening shots of this movie, don't worry, you will continue that way until the end. A beautifully shot, splendidly acted and directed film. It keeps you in suspense as to what is actually going on and what is going to happen, with some question as to what the younger character is capable of and why she's so upset, but the movie doesn't disappoint with its resolution. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Not my type of film however, the actresses in it makes it interesting Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member la verdad la historia de la pelicula no me gusto para nada, y menos ese final,esperaba otra cosa. 4/10 Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent acting. Very sad. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Annabel is silently confronted by a woman who stares at her for what feels like years. It's intense and awkward as if one was waiting to see what the other would do. Eventually, the woman leaves a note and walks off. When we see them again we find out it's Chiara her daughter she abandoned decades ago. The initial scene set the mood for the majority of the film…silent, uneasy, slow, and mysterious. Annabel reluctantly agrees to stay with Chiara for 10 days in a remote house in the middle of nowhere. It's beautiful, secretive, serene, and lush. The uneasiness between mother and daughter who hardly know each other is difficult to watch. Chiara seems bizarre and manipulative. While Annabelle seems cold and distant. The film is about connection, life, love, happiness, suffering, and expectations. It is subtle storytelling that speaks the most when everyone is silent. Non-verbal communication is the most powerful communication because our brain picks up on it subconsciously. Within the first 30 minutes, I had an idea about Chiara's motives simple by the way she reacted. I am impressed with Ramón Salazar because that takes attention to detail to create. In all, Sunday's Illness is best to watch when you are unwinding and want to see a thought-provoking and slow drama. People who are observant will appreciate this film. Those who think Games of Thrones is too slow should pass. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Very artsy, contemplative. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Bilge Ebiri Spirituality & Health The result is an atmospheric, perplexing, and ultimately absorbing film. The two central performances are terrific- these women manage to convey their characters' inner lives with mere glances and gestures... Mar 23, 2020 Full Review Eric Kohn indieWire In its disquieting, deliberate pace and otherworldly imagery, it takes on a ghostly quality even though no actual spirits materialize. Rated: A Jun 18, 2018 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Salazar's deliberateness of image and tone can sometimes feel like its own archly overemphasized meaning, but it's never less than an artfully sincere companion to the drama ... Jun 14, 2018 Full Review Filipe Freitas Always Good Movies Somewhat painful to watch in all its human suffering and ultimately redemption. Rated: 3/5 Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Mikel Zorrilla Espinof We are facing one of those productions that at first may look like irrelevant, but that shows that it is much more. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 27, 2019 Full Review Ruben Peralta Rigaud Cocalecas Sundays' Illness is a story of tragedy and pain, it is also a brilliant film with impressive performances. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 7, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Anabel abandoned her daughter Chiara when the girl was barely 8 years old. Thirty-five years later, Chiara returns with a strange request and asks her mother to spend 10 days with her. Anabel sees the trip as a chance to get her daughter back, but what she doesn't know is that Chiara has a hidden purpose and that she'll have to face the most important decision of her life.
      Director
      Ramón Salazar
      Executive Producer
      Rafael López Manzanara
      Screenwriter
      Ramón Salazar
      Production Co
      Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Televisión Española (TVE), Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) [es]
      Rating
      PG-13 (Smoking|Brief Language|Mature Thematic Material|Drug Content|Some Nudity)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish (Spain)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2018
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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