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

Shrew's Nest

Year: 2014
Country: SPAIN
Run Time: 91 minutes

Shrew's Nest
Shrew's Nest
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A shrew is a mole-like creature that burrows into an area, rarely leaving its territory. The shrew of SHREW’S NEST is Montse, a young woman forced into the role of caregiver for her newborn sister after their mother dies during childbirth and their father deserts them. Now, 18 years later, Montse is still physically and psychologically incapable of leaving the apartment, and rarely sees anyone except for a few customers she makes dresses for. Set in 1950s Spain, SHREW’S NEST is a suspenseful thriller that centers on the relationship between these two sisters – one cemented to her home and role as heavy-handed guardian; the other, a young woman dreaming of flying the coup. But when handsome upstairs neighbor Carlos breaks his leg falling down the stairs, Montse breaks through her shell to help him. That’s when this gripping film really takes hold and Montse begins to go to great lengths to keep her new guest and sister within her grasp (think Kathy Bates in “Misery”). Artfully acted and directed with terrifying precision, SHREW’S NEST takes hold from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the riveting, bone-chilling finale that will glue you to the edge of your seat. (In Spanish with subtitles) – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:30 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:50 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Cinema en Español
After Hours

Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel

Juanfer Andrés is a Spanish-born director who has worked on several commercials and music videos. Born in Mexico, Esteban Roel has also directed many commercials and co-directed the short film "036" with Andrés.


Álex de la Iglesia, Carolina Bang, Kiko Martínez

Juanfer Andrés, Sofía Cuenca

Ángel Amorós

Juanfer Andrés

Principal Cast
Macarena Gómez, Nadia de Santiago, Luis Tosar, Hugo Silva

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