Anchor and Hope

Anchor and Hope

Anchor and Hope

A lesbian couple contemplate parenthood in this free-wheeling comic drama by rising Spanish filmmaker Carlos Marques-Marcet (10,000 Km).

"Eva and Kat live a happy life in a houseboat on England’s Regent Canal, until the thorny question of parenthood comes up. Eva desperately wants to be a mother. Kat thinks procreation is narcissistic. But wait, perhaps there’s an answer. Kat’s lifelong bestie, Roger, is coming to visit. Could this randy womanizer be the ideal sperm donor? So begins a fresh and funny tale about love, friendship and the different ways in which modern families can take shape. This hugely entertaining slice of alternative life features wonderful performances by Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer. A delightful and insightful cameo by Oona’s real-life mother Geraldine Chaplin tops things off very nicely." (Sydney Film Festival)

2017113 minsSpainEnglish and Spanish with English subtitles
ComedyWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

Anchor and Hope / Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

While Anchor and Hope isn't subtle in its approach, it is nuanced in its emotional and naturalistic in its look and feel.

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