updated: 08/06/2009

hard lives: El Séptimo día

This movie is apparently based on a true incident in 1992. In a rural village in northern Spain adolescent love leads to a blood feud when the boy dies, stabbed by a member of the girl’s family. In revenge the boy’s family burn down the girl’s home – with her mother still inside.

Publicly humiliated, the family’s harboured animosity festers with each passing year. In her forties Luciana Fuentes (Victoria Abril) is a bitter women, still clinging to her virginally white wedding dress and brooding on the possibility of revenge – until one bloody Sunday.

Almudena Fonseca was the makeup artist.