THE ONE-EYED KING
North American Premiere
Original Title: EL REY TUERTO
Running Time: 82min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition
David is a riot cop; he’s shot a bullet into the eyes of two protestors already this year. Lidia is David’s foodie wife; she’s invited their friend Sandra for dinner. Sandra brings along her boyfriend, Ignasi—who just happens to be wearing an eye-patch.
Based on his own play, Catalan writer-director Marc Crehuet’s feature debut synthesizes sundry aspects of post-financial crisis Spanish life into a wickedly comic satire. When Lidia walks out on him, David winds up soliciting advice from Ignasi—which he interprets as a prompt to kidnap a politician.
Rife with twists and resisting easy polemics, The One-Eyed King burns with ideas and savage dramatics.
This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition Film Category.
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Director: Marc Crehuet
Producer: Alain Hernández, Miki Esparbé, Betsy Túrnez, Xavi Giménez, Sylvia Steinbrecht, Anna Vilella, Alejandra Guimerà, Marc Crehuet, Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno
Screenwriter: Marc Crehuet
Executive Producer: Tono Folguera, Marc Crehuet, Sergi Moreno, Alejandra Guimerà, Santiago Aragonés
Cinematographer: Álex Giménez
Editor: Jaime Ávila