While at War

20191h 47minDirected by: Alejandro AmenábarCast: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego

Historical drama about writer Miguel de Unamuno after the 1936 military coup d"etat.

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20151h 46min15Directed by: Alejandro AmenábarCast: Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, David ThewlisUK release: 9 October 2015

Minnesota, 1990: when teenager Angela (Watson) accuses her father (Dencik) of sexual abuse and he admits guilt while claiming to remember nothing, detective Bruce (Hawke) investigates. A sound premise and fine performances are let down by a disappointing and unsurprising script that hints at far more twists and chills…


2009Spain2h 6min12ADirected by: Alejandro AmenábarWritten by: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo GilCast: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella

Controversial but uninvolving Spanish historical epic telling the story of Hypatia, a female philosopher in Roman Egypt and her relationship with her slave. Has attracted some criticism from the Religious Anti Defamation Observatory.

The Sea Inside

2001US / Spain1h 41min12Directed by: Alejandro AmenábarWritten by: Alejandro AmenábarCast: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann, James Bentley

Jersey, at the end of World War II. Kidman plays Grace, a highly-strung woman who keeps her children locked up in an old mansion because she believes they will die if exposed to the sun. However, they do not dwell there alone.

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1996Spain18Directed by: Alejandro AmenábarCast: Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega

Amenábar"s mystery thriller about a woman who discovers the existence of a snuff movie whose victim is close to home.