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The Motive (El Autor)

The Motive (El Autor)

Now on Netflix!

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Adriana Paz, Tenoch Huerta, Antonio de la Torre, María León, Adelfa Calvo
Production Companies: Icónica, LaZona and La Loma Blanca P.C.
International Sales: Filmax

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The Motive was named winner of the Special Presentation FIPRESCI Award at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Searching for literary inspiration, an aspiring novelist stuck in a dead-end job as a notary in Seville, insinuates himself into the lives of his apartment-dwelling neighbours and attempts to instigate drama, in this comedic, thought-provoking, and self-aware meditation on art and authorial intent.

Álvaro (Javier Gutiérrez) dreams of being a writer, a true artist, not a hack like his bestselling-author wife, Amanda (María León). When he catches her cheating on him right outside their home, Álvaro decides to leave Amanda and quit his boring job as a notary clerk so he can dedicate his life to the written word.