Archive Cinema City 2008.

Siete mesas de billar francés

Seven Billiard Tables

Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Year: 2007.
Duration: 116 min

Director: Gracia Querejeta
Scenario: David Planell, Gracia Querejeta

Cast: Maribel Verdú, Blanca Portillo, Jesús Castejón, Víctor Valdivia

Programme selection: Exit Point

Synopsis:
Angela and her son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed away. Charo, the dead man's mistress, explains the dire straits suffered by the paternal business: a hall with seven billiard tables. Charo is convinced that the only way to pay off the debts is to sell the place. However, Angela learns that her husband has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Given this painful reality, Angela resolves to get on and rebuild her life. And the first thing she decides to do is put her savings into getting the old place and its seven tables back up on its feet.

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Nominations:
Best Actress (Blanca Portillo), Best Director, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Original, Best Supporting Actor (Raúl Arévalo), Best Supporting Actor (Jesús Castejón), Best Supporting Actress (Amparo Baró), 2008 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
Best Movie Actress (Blanca Portillo), Best Movie Actress (Maribel Verdú), 2008 Fotogramas de Plata
Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Lead Actress (Blanca Portillo), Best Screenplay - Original, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actor (Raúl Arévalo), 2008 Goya Awards
Golden Seashell, 2007 San Sebastián International Film Festival
Film: Lead Performance, Female (Maribel Verdú), 2008 Spanish Actors Union
Best Score, 2008 Spanish Music Awards

Awards:
Best Actress (Maribel Verdú), Best Film, 2008 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
Best Lead Actress (Maribel Verdú), Best Supporting Actress (Amparo Baró), 2008 Goya Awards
Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Blanca Portillo), 2007 San Sebastián International Film Festival
Best Spanish Actress (Maribel Verdú), 2008 Sant Jordi Awards
Film: Supporting Performance, Male (Raúl Arévalo), 2008 Spanish Actors Union