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 Shrew’s Nest

  • What is this movie about?musaranas_ver2

Montse has given up her young years in order to take care of her little sister as her mother died when they were young. Her father just disappeared many years ago and now, years later, Montse has a disease that doesn’t allow her to leave their home. One day a neighbour who has fallen through the stairs knocks at their door asking for help…

 

  • Why should you watch it?

Lately there have been many Spanish horror films, most of which are not bad at all and this one is one of the lucky ones. The whole movie happens inside the sister’s apartment, which makes you feel quite claustrophobic, and that is the main idea of this nest, to be a nest where you can come in but never get out.

The movie takes place in the Spain of the 50s and we see clear on the characters’ hairstyle and dresses, the details are being taken care of, so much that the movie won a Goya Award for that. Moreover the actors and actresses do an amazing job, specially Macarena Gómez who at some point makes you all stressed out with the situation. Have to add that they are well-known among the Spanish audiences and Macarena has us used to her comic side but here she shows her dramatic one.

If you want to see something different from the American horror movies you might give a chance to this movie as it is enjoyable and will not disappoint you, plus this is European cinema, where blood and nudity are not so much restricted as in the American movies. So enjoy it!

 

  • Did you know?

– The movie was shot in 22 days.

– The movie was presented at the International Film Festival 2015 in Panama.

– Goya Awards 2014:

Won:

– Best Make-Up and Hairstyles (Mejor Maquillaje y/o Peluquería)

Nominated:

– Best Lead Actress (Mejor Actriz Principal) – Macarena Gómez

– Best New Director (Mejor Director Novel) – (Juanfer Andrés / Esteban Roel)

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