UPDATE: For those who missed it when it had its U.S. premiere theatrical run at Coral Gables Art Cinema, Loreak now has a distributor and is Spain’s entry to the Oscars. We were one of the first to review it (with praise– and it still registers on this year’s best of 2015 for this writer). Below you will find a repost of a link to Hans Morgenstern’s original review, first published in the Miami New Times (jump through the link at the end). It is returning to South Florida this weekend in Miami-Dade at The Bill Cosford Cinema (see schedule here) and in Broward County at Cinema Paradiso Hollywood (see schedule here). There is one special screening planned at the Broward art house, on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m., where the film’s two directors will Skype in for a Q&A session. Here’s a direct link to tickets for that one.
This is a bold choice by Spain. It’s the first time a Basque-language has been Spain’s official Oscar entry. It’s a wide tonal shift from the popular Wild Tales, another Spanish film we raved about (Wild Tales doesn’t turn the other cheek — A Film Review). Instead, the country has chosen a quiet movie with a rather complex and subtle depiction of the transmutation of love. But it’s a beauty. Again, the review is linked below.