Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021


Year: 2014
Country: SPAIN
Run Time: 83 minutes


PURGATORY begins with a young married couple moving into a new apartment to escape an awful tragedy that seems to be gnawing at their emotionally fragile relationship. The details of the event that haunts them is only revealed in tiny glimpses. While her husband is at work, Marta (a terrific performance from "Game of Thrones’" Oona Chaplin) hears a knock on the door. Frazzled by a family emergency, a new neighbor asks Marta if she could watch her son Daniel. Marta hesitantly obliges, and it soon becomes clear something is very wrong with the troublesome child. When Daniel tells Marta he sees people and things that aren’t really there, she begins to wonder if it’s all in his head or, worse, if he’s telling the truth. His eerie visions may provide her with the closure she needs, but it may also take her down a very dangerous road. Brilliantly directed by Pau Teixidor, PURGATORY is a highly suspenseful psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. (In Spanish with subtitles) – E.F.

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Pau Teixidor

Filmmaker Pau Teixidor studied at the ESCAC, a film and audio school in Barcelonia, Spain. He graduated in 2005 and currently resides there. He began his career as an Assistant Director, working on such award-winning films as "Eva" and "Grand Piano."


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Principal Cast
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