Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Anchor and Hope


Year: 2017
Run Time: 111 minutes

Anchor and Hope
Anchor and Hope
Anchor and Hope
Anchor and Hope

Eva and Kat have a good thing going. They’re in love and living the bohemian lifestyle on a house boat, cruising the canals of London with their plants and cat. But when the cat dies, Eva’s maternal instincts kick into gear and she decides it’s time to be a mother. This doesn’t go over well with Kat who appreciates their laissez-faire existence. When Kat’s friend Roger visits, the male addition to the boat works in Eva’s favor as Roger agrees to be the couple’s donor. ANCHOR AND HOPE is a love story for the new millennium, as charmingly unconcerned with social norms as are its characters, and fully embracing of its own individuality. The on-screen chemistry of the three actors gives this story a sense of reality you can almost touch. And the humor throughout is a welcome approach to modern love. Like the boat the characters live on, ANCHOR AND HOPE reminds us a change in scenery doesn’t have to mean a change of heart. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM

10% Cinema
Cinema en Espaņol

International Narrative Competition


Carlos-Marques Marcet

Carlos Marques-Marcet was born in 1983 in Barcelona. He graduated with a degree in audiovisual communications from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in 2006. In 2008 he received a scholarship from La Caixa Foundation to pursue a master’s degree in film at UCLA. In addition to his directing projects, he has a long career as a film editor.

10.000 Km (2014), ANCHOR AND HOPE (2017)

Sergi Moreno, Pau Brunet, Danielle Schleif, Jana Diaz-Juhl

Carlos Marques-Marcet, Jules Nurrish

Tibor Dingelstad

Carlos Marques-Marcet, Juliana Montanes

Principal Cast
Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, David Verdaguer, Geraldine Chaplin

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