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Flowers

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Overview

Ane (Nagore Aranburu) lives a quiet unfulfilled life, trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage, until she suddenly starts to receive bouquets of flowers anonymously, once a week. Meanwhile, Tere (Itziar Aizpuru) wants nothing more than a grandchild, but her only son Beñat (Josean Bengoetxea) and his wife Lourdes (Itziar Ituño) have other plans. A sudden, tragic event jolts all of their lives into a new reality, and flowers start to appear anonymously once again, but this time, instead of passion, they represent an emotional memory. With a deep compassion for their characters, directors Jose Mari Goenaga and Jon Garaño examine the unexpected reverberations of a simple yet charged gesture while reflecting on loss, memory, and missed connections. FLOWERS won the Cine Latino Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival, was an official selection at San Sebastian Film Festival and is Spain’s submission to the Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"A meditation on romance and remembrance."

Jonathan Holland

The Hollywood Reporter

"Enthralling...a symphonic exploration of love and loss."

Rene Rodriguez

Miami Herald

"An elegantly lensed, heartwarming story."

Jay Weissberg

Variety

Official Selection – San Sebastian International Film Festival

Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival

Official Selection – Palm Springs International Film Festival

Official Selection – Tokyo International Film Festival

Official Selection – Zurich Film Festival

Official Selection – Cleveland International Film Festival

Official Selection – Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Official Selection – Spanish Film Festival (Australia)

Cast & Crew
  • Ane : Nagore Aranburu
  • Lourdes : Itziar Ituño
  • Tere : Itziar Aizpuru 
  • Beñat : Josean Bengoetxea
  • Ander : Egoitz Lasa
  • Jaione : Ane Gabarain
  • Txema : Jose Ramon Soroiz
  • Jexus : Jox Berasategi
  • Directors : Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga
  • Screenplay : Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga
  • Producers : Mikel Astorkiza, Xabier Berzosa, Iñaki Gomez, Elena Gozalo and Iñigo Obeso
  • Cinematography : Javier Agirre
  • Editing : Raul Lopez
  • Production Design : Mikel Serrano
  • Music : Pascal Gaigne
  • Costume Design : Saioa Lara
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2014
  • Release Date : 10/30/15
  • Countries of Production : Spain
  • Languages : Basque
  • Running Time : 99 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
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DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

The Making of Flowers

Filmmaker Q&A from LA Premiere

Press Conference form San Sebastian Film Festival