The People Upstairs

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The People Upstairs

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 16 April - 24 April 2021
Category Cinema Screening

Vendetta Films

An orgasmic comedy by Cesc Gay!

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

Pure comedy with some very memorable performances. –  La Vanguardia

M – Frequent sexual references and coarse language.

Spanish with English subtitles.

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Director – Cesc Gay (Truman)
Script –  Cesc Gay
Producer –  Marta Esteban


Javier Camara
Belen Cuesta
Alberto San Juan
Griselda Siciliani

An ingenious comedy –  La Razon

The dialogues and situations sparkle with malice and talent. ‘The People Upstairs’ is great fun. –  El Pais

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

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