Oct 09, 2017
Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra
7.00 – 9.00 pm
$12 + Eventbrite Booking Fee
WINNER: 2015 Sant Jordi Awards: Best Spanish Film
NOMINATION: 2016 Goya Awards: Best New Actor, Fernando Colomo
Fernando Colomo’s 20th feature film offering is nothing short of a delightful gem dealing with matters of the heart – both young and old.
Colomo himself stars as Fer, a Woody Allen-esque divorced filmmaker in the midst of a life-crisis who makes ends meet by shooting adverts. While on an impulsive trip to Menorca with an old friend, Fer takes residence in the spare room of Nuria and her daughter Olivia (Olivia Delcán). Over the course of his stay, Fer will battle with an awkward crush on Nuria, while Olivia deals with the fickle nature of young summer love. When Nuria has to leave unexpectedly, Olivia and Fer explore the island and bond.
Together with this dynamic duo, we pay a visit to the more remote corners of this paradise – we’ll laugh, and we’ll find ourselves succumbing to the carefree idleness of the radiant Balearics. Olivia will infect Fer with her boundless energy and free-loving spontaneity, and bring new life and inspiration into his work, with surprising outcomes.
“In Spaniard Fernando Colomo’s “Isla Bonita,” Fer, a washed up ad man emerging from his third divorce but still an incurable romantic, receives an invite from his old friend Miguel Angel to visits him the Mediterranean island of Menorca.
He puts up at a neighbor’s house and suddenly discovers paradise; his place in the world, or so he thinks – An attractive anti-system artist mother, Nuria (Nuria Roman), a feisty daughter, Olivia (Olivia Declan), who has her own problems of the heart.
Trouble is Nuria doesn’t seem to think that Fer’s place in the world should be her place. Shot over two years on location on a picture perfect Menorca – “Isla Bonita” is in some ways vintage Colomo a sun-bathed comedy of manners and fish-in-water tale that delivers a forgiving take on man’s incorrigible romantic optimism.” John Hopewell, Variety.com