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The Solar System

The Solar System

El sistema solar
The five [stars] give remarkable performances in very juicy roles

It’s Christmas Eve in Lima and the Del Solar family are getting together for the first time in over two years.

Leonardo Del Solar, a powerful politician who always paid more attention to his work than to his family, turns up on the doorstep of his old house to be reunited with his two children, Edurne and Pavel, and his grandson Puli, a very special nine-year-old boy. But Leonardo hasn’t come alone. He’s brought his girlfriend Ines (Adriana Ugarte, Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta 2016), who also happens to be Pavel’s ex-girlfriend. As the night goes on, conflicts from the past start to raise their ugly heads and the family get-together quickly becomes the scene for accusations, revelations and perhaps even a reconciliation. There is, after all, a fine line between love and hate around any family dinner table.

A drama that’s brimming with black comedy, this Spanish-Peruvian co-production is the latest work from filmmaking duo Bacha Caravedo and Chinón Higashionna who won the Best Director Award at the 2015 Málaga Film Festival and is based on a play by prolific playwright Mariana de Althaus.

DirectorBacha Caravedo, Chinón Higashionna
CastAdriana Ugarte, Gisela Ponce de León, César Ritter, Javier Valdés, Sebastián Zamudio
Spain, Peru | 2017 | 90 min
Spanish with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)