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International Premiere

DIRECTED BY Juana Macias

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: EMBARAZADOS

Running Time: 103min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition

We are busy. So much so that sometimes the busyness of life gets in the way of truly living it. This is a fact long-term couple Fran (Paco Leon) and Alina (Alexandra Jimenez) face when they suddenly realize that they are approaching their forties and haven’t yet started a family.

Is it already too late? Of course not, their well-meaning friends tell them—You’re still so young! Yet Fran’s half of the equation is problematic—a low sperm count—and the fertility of Alina’s eggs are dropping rapidly. Add a battery of injections, hormones and frozen embryos and you have the recipe for a stew of stress and emotional meltdown for both partners.

With this, the follow-up to her Goya-nominated Plans for Tomorrow, director Juana Macias finds an engaging balance between a high-concept movie about trying to conceive and a nuanced chronicling of a woman’s fluid emotions. This is a romantic comedy in which the fallout from a lover’s quarrel yields the uneasy reminder that we are sometimes incapable of seeing what is best for ourselves. Marcias has found a gifted ally in Jimenez, who plays indecision and insecurity with sympathetic grace, and Leon, who radiates a twinkling boyishness that simultaneously attracts and exasperates. – Jaie Laplante


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Director: Juana Macias
Producer: Juan Moreno, Koldo Zuazua, Guillermo Sempere
Screenwriter: Juana Macías, Anna R. Costa, Juan Moreno

Music: Pascal Gaigne
Cinematographer: Guillermo Sempere

Cast: Paco Leon, Alexandra Jimenez, Ernesto Sevilla, Alberto Amarilla

Juana Macias

Juana Macías was born in Madrid. She won the Goya Award for Best Short for "Siete cafes por semana" (2000) and made her feature debut as director with Plans For Tomorrow (2010). We Are Pregnant (2016) is her second feature.

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