The Motive (El Autor)

SPAIN | 2017 | 112 min | 14A

Álvaro dreams of being a writer, a true artist, not a hack like his bestselling author wife, Amanda. When he catches her cheating, Álvaro decides to leave Amanda and quit his job so that he can write full-time.


 But the blank page staring at him from his desk in his new apartment is daunting. To ‘write what he knows’, Álvaro begins to insinuate himself into the lives of his interesting and eccentric neighbours. As he pulls strings and instigates drama in the lives of those in his building, Álvaro may become the butt of his own joke. – Diana Sanchez, Toronto International Film Festival.


Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Adelfa Calvo


In Spanish with English subtitles.


General Admission: $12
Seniors, and Students: $9

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