The film stars Zorion Eguileor, Gustavo Salmerón, Paula Gallego, Irene Anula. Raúl Cerezo, Fernando González Gómez direct.

Synopsis: Rosa commits suicide, which is the catalyst for the progressive physical and mental deterioration of Manuel, her elderly husband. Mario, his son, decides to bring him to live with his family, despite the fierce opposition of his new wife, who’s expecting a baby. Naia, his teenage granddaughter, is the only one who trusts Manuel, whose dementia is getting worse and worse by the day. The family’s new living situation will continue to go rapidly downhill, until it literally becomes a matter of life and death, leading to a dramatic denouement, which will take place on the hottest night of the century.

After its world premiere last July 16 at FANTASIA 2022, Montreal, where its lead, Zorion Eguileor, won Best Actor in the Cheval Noir competition, THE ELDERLY, the second film made together by Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez, after The Passenger, is currently in the official section of the Fantastic Fest, Austin, the most important genre festival in the USA, whose 17th edition runs till September 29.     

In October, THE ELDERLY will be in the Official Competition Section of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia – Sitges 2022 – the world’s premier fantastic film festival, whose 55th edition will run this year from October 6 to 16. The film will also have its European premiere there on Thursday October 13.

Zorion Eguileor (El Hoyo, Best Film at Sitges, 2019) is the lead in THE ELDERLY, and won Best Actor at the Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, one of the biggest and most important fantastic film festivals in the world, where the film had its world premiere.  

Shot over six weeks between Madrid and Navarre, THE ELDERLY, a horror story written by Raúl Cerezo, Javier Trigales and Rubén Sánchez Trigos, was, originally, Raul Cerezo’s project. It emerged victorious from the pitchbox at the 49th edition of Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.   

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