Franco introduces us to Marta and Luis, a couple on holiday. One day, by the sea, he breaks the news that he is suffering from the same illness that claimed the life of his father, and explains that he wants to live the months he has left without doctors or hospitals. Marta begs him to get medical treatment. The story that ensues is a chronicle, realistic but not crude, of this agonising impasse. The director has chosen to fix his gaze not on the dying man, but on the woman who loves him, who is blasted by all kinds of discord, while the dreaded but inevitable conclusion lingers on the threshold. (Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Fernando Franco
After a long career as an editor of films like Martín Rosete's "Voice Over" (2011), Fernando Franco debuted in 2013 as a director with the feature film "Wounded". The film won, among other awards, the Goyas for Best New Director and Best Leading Actress and the Silver Fotogramas for Best Spanish Film. "Dying" is his second feature film.

Film Selection: Morir (Dying, 2017) — La herida (Wounded, 2013) — La media vuelta (2012, short) — Room (2010, short)
Competition Fiction 2018
Fernando Franco
Spain 2017
104 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Fernando Franco, Coral Cruz
Cinematography Santiago Racaj
Editing Miguel Doblado
Sound/Sounddesign Aitor Berenguer, Nacho R. Arenas, Nacho Roya
Music Mursego, Javi P3z
With Andrés Gertrúdix, Marian Álvarez
Producer(s) Koldo Zuazu, Fernando Franco
Kowalski Films, Ferdydurke Films
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival San Sebastián 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere