KAMIKAZE

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Álex Pina

Country: Spain
Language: Russian, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 94min
Production Year: 2014
Category: CineDwnTwn Galas

Comedies about complicated human issues are all the rage at the Festival this year. The sinister, handsome Slatan (Álex García), from a splinter, radical Russian ethnic group, boards a plane at the Moscow airport heading for Madrid, which contains an eclectic group of Spainards lead by the irrepressible Lola (the wonderful Carmen Machi). As a heavy snowstorm descends, the pilot cancels the flight and the passengers are shifted to a hotel for the night. The grumpy Slatan, who is hiding an explosive secret of his own, is uncommunicative and unfriendly to his fellow passengers. But as the jovial Spaniards — plus Argentine shoe-salesman Eugene (Eduardo Blanco) — make the best of their difficult circumstances, Slatan begins to find sticking to his mission increasingly stressful. – Jaie Laplante

SHOWTIMES

Thursday March 12th @ 7:00pm OLYMPIA

Sunday March 15th @ 12:45pm REGAL 17

credits

Director: Álex Pina
Producer: Mercedes Gamero, Mikel Lejarza, Álex Pina, Ignacio Fernández Vega, Daniel Ecija
Screenwriter: Álex Pina, Iván Escobar

Cinematographer: Migue Amoedo
Editor: Antonio Frutos

Cast: Álex García, Carmen Machi, Eduardo Blanco, Verónica Echegui, Leticia Dolera, Héctor Alterio, Iván Massagué

Álex Pina

Álex Pina is a prolific and successful Spanish writer and producer, having numerous television series hits to his credit, as well as the box office smash hits Brain Drain (Fuga de cerebros) (2009) and its 2011 sequel. Kamikaze is his first feature as a director.