THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS

Title: THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 81'
Language(s): Spanish
Status: Completed
Year: 2020
Director(s): Cesc Gay
Screenplay: Cesc Gay
Producer(s): Marta Esteban
Cast: Javier Camara, Belen Cuesta, Alberto San Juan, Griselda Siciliani

Synopsis

Julio and Ana have been together for over fifteen years. They don’t look at each other or touch each other anymore and daily conflicts have become the norm. This evening, Ana has invited the upstairs neighbors over. Salva and Laura are slightly younger than them and welcomed them with open arms when they moved into the building, but the constant moaning and groaning coming from their apartment has become a source of arguments for Julio and Ana... perhaps it’s jealousy, they wish their own sex life was as spicy.

This evening, the neighbors will become both the instigators and victims of an emotional tsunami, brought on by an unusual and surprising proposal. The four neighbors can’t help but get caught up in an evening of excess and catharsis.

Critics reviews

“The whole cast shines: from Javier Cámara's wounded sarcasm and Griselda Siciliani's guilty innocence, to Alberto San Juan's hilarious insensitivity and Belén Cuesta's irrepressible self-confidence.” El Mundo

"The dialogues and situations sparkle with malice and talent. 'The People Upstairs' is great fun." El País

“Painstaking detail has gone into building these characters, halfway between sarcastic and naive, and the actors certainly do their cliched souls justice. We have Cámara's quick-witted sarcasm pitted against San Juan's macho fireman and a wonderful surprise from the unknown (here at least), yet fabulous actress, Griselda Siciliani.” ABC

“This movie seduces with its dialogues [...] Gay once again proves he is a master at directing these actors, who leave the audience hanging on their every word [...] An outstanding performance from an impeccable cast.” Fotogramas

“Lucid, translucent, and such a brilliant alchemist of feelings, friendships, grudges, soulful silences, sentimental setbacks... 'The People Upstairs' may just well be Cesc Gay's most on-point film to date.” Cinemania

“An ingenious comedy”. La Razón

“Pure comedy with some very memorable performances”. La Vanguardia

News

4th Jun 2021 - By Filmax

'The People Upstairs' wins Best Feature Film at Montecarlo Comedy Film Festival!... (Read more)

22nd Mar 2021 - By Filmax

'The Barcelona Vampiress', big winner at the Gaudi Awards... (Read more)

6th Mar 2021 - By Filmax

Congratulations to our Goya Awards 2021 Winners!... (Read more)

1st Feb 2021 - By Filmax

Filmax gets 28 nominations at the Gaudi Awards 2021!... (Read more)

11th Dec 2020 - By Filmax

Filmax gets 16 nominations at the Feroz Awards 2021... (Read more)

30th Nov 2020 - By Filmax

'Cross the Line', 'The People Upstairs', 'One Careful Owner' and 'The Europeans' get various Forque Awards nominations... (Read more)

1st Sep 2020 - By Filmax

'The People Upstairs', 'Nora', 'The Miramar Murders' and 'The Island Of Lies', selected at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2020... (Read more)

19th Aug 2020 - By Naman Ramachandran (Variety)

‘The People Upstairs,’ Set for San Sebastian World Premiere... (Read more)

15th Jul 2020 - By Filmax

CINEMA FROM SPAIN TALENT LIVE EVENT at Marché du Film Online - Tuesday 23, 2020... (Read more)

24th Jun 2020 - By Jamie Lang (Variety)

Sales Agents Pitch Cinema From Spain at Marché du Film... (Read more)

22nd Jun 2020 - By Emilio Mayorga (Variety)

‘The People Upstairs’ & ‘Cross The Line’ Headline Cannes’ Upcoming Catalan Films... (Read more)

Sinopsis

Julio and Ana have been together for over fifteen years. They don’t look at each other or touch each other anymore and daily conflicts have become the norm. This evening, Ana has invited the upstairs neighbors over. Salva and Laura are slightly younger than them and welcomed them with open arms when they moved into the building, but the constant moaning and groaning coming from their apartment has become a source of arguments for Julio and Ana... perhaps it’s jealousy, they wish their own sex life was as spicy.

This evening, the neighbors will become both the instigators and victims of an emotional tsunami, brought on by an unusual and surprising proposal. The four neighbors can’t help but get caught up in an evening of excess and catharsis.

Critics reviews

“The whole cast shines: from Javier Cámara's wounded sarcasm and Griselda Siciliani's guilty innocence, to Alberto San Juan's hilarious insensitivity and Belén Cuesta's irrepressible self-confidence.” El Mundo

"The dialogues and situations sparkle with malice and talent. 'The People Upstairs' is great fun." El País

“Painstaking detail has gone into building these characters, halfway between sarcastic and naive, and the actors certainly do their cliched souls justice. We have Cámara's quick-witted sarcasm pitted against San Juan's macho fireman and a wonderful surprise from the unknown (here at least), yet fabulous actress, Griselda Siciliani.” ABC

“This movie seduces with its dialogues [...] Gay once again proves he is a master at directing these actors, who leave the audience hanging on their every word [...] An outstanding performance from an impeccable cast.” Fotogramas

“Lucid, translucent, and such a brilliant alchemist of feelings, friendships, grudges, soulful silences, sentimental setbacks... 'The People Upstairs' may just well be Cesc Gay's most on-point film to date.” Cinemania

“An ingenious comedy”. La Razón

“Pure comedy with some very memorable performances”. La Vanguardia

News

4th Jun 2021 - By Filmax

'The People Upstairs' wins Best Feature Film at Montecarlo Comedy Film Festival!... (Read more)

22nd Mar 2021 - By Filmax

'The Barcelona Vampiress', big winner at the Gaudi Awards... (Read more)

6th Mar 2021 - By Filmax

Congratulations to our Goya Awards 2021 Winners!... (Read more)

1st Feb 2021 - By Filmax

Filmax gets 28 nominations at the Gaudi Awards 2021!... (Read more)

11th Dec 2020 - By Filmax

Filmax gets 16 nominations at the Feroz Awards 2021... (Read more)

30th Nov 2020 - By Filmax

'Cross the Line', 'The People Upstairs', 'One Careful Owner' and 'The Europeans' get various Forque Awards nominations... (Read more)

1st Sep 2020 - By Filmax

'The People Upstairs', 'Nora', 'The Miramar Murders' and 'The Island Of Lies', selected at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2020... (Read more)

19th Aug 2020 - By Naman Ramachandran (Variety)

‘The People Upstairs,’ Set for San Sebastian World Premiere... (Read more)

15th Jul 2020 - By Filmax

CINEMA FROM SPAIN TALENT LIVE EVENT at Marché du Film Online - Tuesday 23, 2020... (Read more)

24th Jun 2020 - By Jamie Lang (Variety)

Sales Agents Pitch Cinema From Spain at Marché du Film... (Read more)

22nd Jun 2020 - By Emilio Mayorga (Variety)

‘The People Upstairs’ & ‘Cross The Line’ Headline Cannes’ Upcoming Catalan Films... (Read more)

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