Petra (2018)

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Petra does not know who her father is, they have hidden it from him throughout her life. After the death of his mother begins a search that leads to Jaume, a famous artist powerful and ruthless plastic. On her way to know the truth, Petra also comes in contact with Lucas, son of Jaume, and Marisa, wife of Jaume and mother of Lucas. From that moment, the story of these characters is woven into a spiral of evil, family secrets and violence that takes them all to the limit. Fate will turn its cruel logic into a path for hope and redemption.

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Critic Reviews for Petra

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

An intense, cunningly structured and rewarding item about a woman's search for her father that should keep both the Rosales faithful happy and more general audiences (should it get the chance) intrigued.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

What really keeps things together are the outstanding performances, starting with the always excellent Lennie and her aura of adult maturity dogged by uncertainty.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…
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A greek tragedy in modern times. A must. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At a time when the feminist revenge narrative risks a descent into cliché, Rosales's decision to withhold the film's central affective event... proves all the more effective.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The calculated and minute structure of the film leads the spectator through a strange labyrinth at the same time and perfectly recognizable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Petra is a sublime exercise of narrative skill and control of intrigue, which is perfectly executed thanks to the performances of Bárbara Lennie and Joan Botey. [Full review in Spanish]

Oct 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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