Solas


1h 38m 1999

Brief Synopsis

An old woman who has lived in the country all her life is forced to come to the city when her husband goes into the hospital. She moves in with her bad-tempered daughter, who is pregnant and whose married lover has left her. However while she visits her semi-unconscious husband she begins to think a

Film Details

Also Known As
Alone, Seules
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Instituto De La Cinematografia Y De Las Artes Audiovisuales; Ugc International
Distribution Company
KEW MEDIA GROUP/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS; Curzon Artificial Eye; Distribution Company; First Look Holdings; Kew Media Group; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Xenix Filmdistribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

An old woman who has lived in the country all her life is forced to come to the city when her husband goes into the hospital. She moves in with her bad-tempered daughter, who is pregnant and whose married lover has left her. However while she visits her semi-unconscious husband she begins to think about her life with him, suddenly realizing the level of mental, verbal and physical abuse that he has been inflicting on herself and daughter for years. Little by little she begins to reclaim a life that she never realized was hers for the taking.

Film Details

Also Known As
Alone, Seules
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Instituto De La Cinematografia Y De Las Artes Audiovisuales; Ugc International
Distribution Company
KEW MEDIA GROUP/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS; Curzon Artificial Eye; Distribution Company; First Look Holdings; Kew Media Group; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Xenix Filmdistribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Actress (Maria Galiana) and Best Actor (Carlos Alvarez-Novoa) at the 1999 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Winner of five 1999 Goya Awards, including Best New Director, Best Supporting Actress (Maria Galiana), Best New Actress (Ana Fernandez), Best New Actor (Carlos Alvarez-Novoa) and Best Original Script (Benito Zambrano).

Winner of the Golden Iris Award for Best European Film and the Award for Best Actress (Ana Fernandez) at the 2000 Brussels International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States December 1999

Released in United States Fall September 8, 2000

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video August 12, 2003

Released in United States September 29, 2000

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at Brussels International Film Festival January 20-29, 2000.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Fipresci) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 26 - February 6, 2000.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) October 30 - November 7, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for Benito Zambrano.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) October 30 - November 7, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 26 - February 6, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Brussels International Film Festival January 20-29, 2000.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video August 12, 2003

Released in United States Fall September 8, 2000

Released in United States September 29, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Fipresci) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)

Released in United States December 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "New Spanish Cinema" December 10-24, 1999.)