North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Maria Ripoll

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas

Running Time: 98min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Competition

Karma can play tricks on you when you least expect it. In the case of Madrid-based fashion designer Sara, everything should have been perfect as she anticipates the return of her boyfriend after a year abroad. But with only a week before the reunion, Sara’s life goes bananas: her parents announce their divorce and her little sister gets engaged to famous musician (played by Festival favorite Alex Garcia) —who just happens to be Sara’s high-school crush.

Based on the eponymous bestselling novel by Laura Norton, the latest from Spanish director Maria Ripollis a careening comedy of manners and mania.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition Film Category.


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Director: Maria Ripoll
Producer: Francisco Ramos
Screenwriter: Carlos Montero, Breixo Corral
Executive Producer: Francisco Ramos

Music: Simon Smith
Cinematographer: Pau Castejón
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas

Cast: Verónica Echegui, David Verdaguer, Alex García, Alba Galocha, Elvira Mínguez, Jordi Sánchez, James Williams, Cecilia Freire

Maria Ripoll

Maria Ripoll was born in Barcelona. She studied at the American Film Institute. Her feature debut, Twice Upon a Yesterday (98) earned her a Goya nomination for Best New Director. Her other films include Tortilla Soup (01) and It’s Now or Never (15), which screened as part of Miami’s GEMS 2015.