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      That Was Life

      2020 1h 49m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews Two Spanish women from different generations coincide in a hospital room in Belgium. María (Petra Martínez) has been living there for decades after emigrating when she was young, and Verónica (Anna Castillo) is a girl recently arrived in search of opportunities she never found in Spain. A strange friendship is forged between them which will lead María to set out on a return journey to the south of Spain with an unusual mission. What begins as a journey in search of Verónica's roots will become an opportunity to question certain principles on which she had based her life. Read More Read Less

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      Elsa Fernández-Santos El Pais (Spain) Touches upon intimate and fragile issues with a subtlety and modesty that surpasses the heavy handedness of most films, always trusting the inner voice of its massive protagonists [Anna Castillo and Petra Martínez]. [Full review in Spanish] Jun 22, 2022 Full Review Juan Pando Fotogramas Few pleasures for a moviegoer are comparable to enjoying the encounter of two performers who complement each other. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Dec 17, 2021 Full Review Rubén Romero Santos Cinemanía (Spain) A beautiful story of intergenerational solidarity. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 15, 2021 Full Review Demetrios Matheou Screen International Martinez, well into her seventies when she shot this, gives a strong, minimalist performance... Jul 24, 2021 Full Review Carlos Losilla Caimán Cuadernos de Cine Hopefully David Martín de los Santos' future films... forgets some of those rhetorical ornaments that it doesn't need at all. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 10, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Two Spanish women from different generations coincide in a hospital room in Belgium. María (Petra Martínez) has been living there for decades after emigrating when she was young, and Verónica (Anna Castillo) is a girl recently arrived in search of opportunities she never found in Spain. A strange friendship is forged between them which will lead María to set out on a return journey to the south of Spain with an unusual mission. What begins as a journey in search of Verónica's roots will become an opportunity to question certain principles on which she had based her life.
      Director
      David Martín De Los Santos
      Screenwriter
      David Martín De Los Santos
      Production Co
      Smiz and Pixel, Lolita Films, Canal Sur Televisión, La vida era eso, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Mediaevs
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish (Spain)
      Runtime
      1h 49m