THE MOTIVE

EL AUTOR

By Manuel Martín CUENCA

FILMAX - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR SPAIN

Horror - Completed 2017

They told him he was talentless, now it's time to prove them wrong.

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Toronto - TIFF 2017
Special Presentations FIPRESCI PRIZES
Busan IFF 2017
World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Horror, Fantasy
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • BASQUE
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Manuel Martín CUENCA
    • Producer(s)
    • José NOLLA (Icónica Producciones), Gonzalo salazar SIMPSON (Lazona Films), David NARANJO (Lazona Films), Manuel martín CUENCA (La Loma Blanca)
    • Synopsis
    • Alvaro dreams of becoming a great writer, but he is incapable of producing anything other than tedious, pretentious drivel. He works as a clerk for a notary in Seville and his passion for writing is the only thing that brightens up his otherwise dull existence. His wife Amanda couldn't be more different. She's always been down-to-earth and never dreamed of becoming a writer, yet she's the one whose first novel ends up being a best-seller. Just one of life's little ironies...

      The couple's separation is inevitable and acts as the push Alvaro needs to finally realise his dream of writing a great novel. But when he finally sits down to write, he can't do it... He not only lacks talent, but imagination as well. Guided by his writing teacher, Juan, Alvaro discovers that truly great fiction is drawn from reality and so embarks on a mission to create his own story. By manipulating his friends and neighbours, Alvaro gets his plot, but will his true story have a happy ending...?
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