North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 127min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Competition

Set in 2011, with a Papal visit looming and anti-austerity protests burgeoning, this intricate thriller from Rodrigo Sorogoyan—whose spare romance Stockholm screened here in 2014—combines genre thrills with searing social critique.

Someone is killing the pious old ladies of Madrid. The “true detectives” of May God Save Us are Alfaro, played by Almodóvar alumni Roberto Alamo, in the blistering performance that won him the Best Actor prize at the 2017 Goya Awards, and Velarde (the always-intense Antonio de la Torre, who did some killing himself in the recent Miami Film Festival hit Cannibal).

The closer Alfaro and Velarde get to capturing their killer, the more they realize how close that killer might be to home, and the psychological complexities begin to compound in very uncomfortable ways.

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


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Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Producer: Gerardo Herrero, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero
Screenwriter: Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Executive Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Javier López Blanco

Music: Olivier Arson
Cinematographer: Álex de Pablo
Editor: Alberto del Campo, Fernando Franco

Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyan is a Spanish filmmaker. His directorial credits include the television series Impares (08-10) and La pecera de Eva (10-11), and the features Stockholm (13), which screened at the Festival in competition, and May God Forgive Us (16), which has been nominated for six Goya awards.