Lunes al sol, Los (2002) - Synopsis
Currently playing to rave reviews and breaking box office records in it's homeland of Spain, Mondays in the Sun stars Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar and Jose Angel Egido. The film is directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa (Barrio - won Best Director and Best Original Script in the 1999 Goya Awards). Mondays in the Sun is Spain's official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language film this year and was recently nominated for 8 Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars).
Lions Gate is very pleased to have won the bidding war that ensued over the film's domestic release rights, and we plan a Spring 2003 release for the film. Starring Javier Bardem in an acclaimed follow up to his Golden Globe nominated performance in last year's Before Night Falls, Mondays in the Sun is the story of six friends variously struggling to make ends meet in the wake of a shipyard closure several years earlier in a depressed northern Spanish coastal city. The portrait of their friendship contrasted with their family lives is ultimately poignant and bittersweet.