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For 80 Days (2010)

80 egunean (original title)
Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? After more than 50 years without seeing each other, two 70 years old women dare crossing the line.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Itziar Aizpuru ...
Axun
Mariasun Pagoaga ...
Maite
José Ramón Argoitia ...
Juan Mari
Zorion Eguileor ...
Julian (as Zorion Egileor)
Ane Gabarain ...
Josune
Patricia López ...
Garazi
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Ana (as Tania de la Cruz)
Pedro Arnaez Oñatibia ...
Mikel
M. Josefa Echave ...
Juanita (as Mª Josefa Echave)
Luisa M. Ariztondo ...
Koro (as Luisa Mª Ariztondo)
Alaitz Eguren ...
Erizaina
Iñake Irastorza ...
Medikua
Oswaldo Parma ...
Antonio (as Osvaldo Parma)
Joana Otxoa de Alaiza ...
Ikaslea 1
Itziar Egiguren ...
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Axun and Maite met at secondary school during a repressive era that never allowed their relationship to go beyond friendship. Later on, their paths led them apart: Axun got married and moved out to the country to live on a farm, while Maite traveled the world, clarified her sexual orientation in her own mind, and now, having had a successful career as a piano teacher, she has returned to San Sebastian to take up her retirement. Fifty years on, Axun and Maite, now both seventy, meet up by chance while visiting patients in hospital. At first, they don't recognize one another, but soon long- suppressed feelings begin to emerge once more with the same intensity, and Axun is aware for the first time of her chance to start something entirely new. Feelings once illicit which, fifty years ago, she was unable and forbidden to identify, force her to reassess her marriage and to embark on a journey of self-knowledge. When Maite invites her to the island of Santa Clara, Axun has to decide whether... Written by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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10 September 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this outstanding film at the World Film Festival in Montreal. It received a well-deserved, spontaneous applause from the audience. I saw 10 films at the festival, from all over the world, and this one was the highlight.The script is not obvious, and takes its time developing the story, of the renewed, but only temporary, friendship between two elderly women who meet again by accident. The characters and the joint history of the main protagonists are revealed in part through flashbacks. By the end of the film one really knows and loves them. Secondary characters are vivid and true to life. The ending is totally appropriate for the way the story has been going and leaves one with mixed feelings.


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