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The Coffee Table

La Mesita Del Comedor


Spain - 2022
Directing by: Caye Casas
Writing: Cristina Borobia, Caye Casas
Cinematography: Alberto Morago
Music: Carlos Cuevas, Ronen Geva
Produced by: Alhena Production, Apocalipsis Producciones, La Charito Films
Cast: David Pareja, Eduardo Antuña, Estefanía de los Santos, Itziar Castro…
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Add to Calendar Monday December 11th 2023 09:45 PM Monday December 11th 2023 23:45:00 Europe/Paris The Coffee Table Maria and Jesus, young parents and old couple, exacerbate their marital tensions over the question of whether or not to buy an expensive coffee table. The matter is finally settled, and the piece of furniture finally takes pride of place in the home. All it needs is a screw. Max Linder Panorama

Legally restricted to persons over 16

Lenght : 92 min // Ratio : 2.39 // Format : dcp
Language : Spanish // Subtitles : English and french



Maria and Jesus, young parents and old couple, exacerbate their marital tensions over the question of whether or not to buy an expensive coffee table. The matter is finally settled, and the piece of furniture finally takes pride of place in the home. All it needs is a screw.

Having already passed through the PIFFF in 2017 with his brilliant Matar a Dios, Caye Casas isn't coming back to knit comforter covers trimmed with animal motifs. In absolute terms, you shouldn't say anything about his new film and let its frightening tragicomic darkness roll over you like an emotional combine. Just know that The Coffee Table takes a short-film argument, and stretches every dialogue, every situation to its extreme limit, with a precision and refinement worthy of the Cenobites in the Hellraiser saga. The actors, all monumental, bypass all the clichés of their character-functions and plunge headlong into this fascinating purgatory. Spain still has a lot to offer the genre...