Anchor and Hope

Three independent spirits face up to the realities of parenthood in London: After pondering the problems of long-distance love in his Goya-winning debut 10,000 Km, Spanish writer/director Carlos Marques-Marcet reteams with actors Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer to tackle stressed and stretched relationships in much closer confines. In Anchor and Hope, which follows a couple cohabiting on a cramped London canal boat with their friend-turned-sperm-donor, it's a lack of space that proves both trying and illuminating. (Sarah Ward, ScreenDaily)

Director's Biography
Carlos Marques-Marcet
Carlos is a Los Angeles based director, writer and editor. Hailing from Spain, he moved to the US in 2008 to do an MFA at the UCLA School of Film and TV. He has edited projects for film and TV, and has also directed ten short films that went on to win numerous awards. His debut “10.000 Km” won awards all over the world, including the Audience Award at Crossing Europe 2014.

Film Selection: Anchor and Hope (2017) — 10.000 Km (aka Long Distance, 2014, CE’14) — The Yellow Ribbon (2012, short) — El dia que la conicimos (2012, doc short) — I’ll Be Alone (2010, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Carlos Marques-Marcet
Spain / Great Britain 2017
111 minutes
English / Spanish
Screenplay Carlos Marques-Marcet, Jules Nurrish
Cinematography Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing Carlos Marques-Marcet, Juliana Montañés
Sound/Sounddesign Diego Casares
Music Merche Blasco
With Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, David Verdaguer, Geraldine Chaplin
Producer(s) Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno
Lastor Media, Vennerfilm, La Panda
World Sales
Visit Films
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
BFI London Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere