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Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)

Palmeras en la nieve (original title)
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After the death of her father, a young Spanish woman discovers a partial letter. As she searches for the answers, she embarks on a journey that takes her back to Africa, where she unfolds the secrets of her family.

Writers:

Sergio G. Sánchez, Luz Gabás (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Casas ... Killian
Adriana Ugarte ... Clarence
Macarena García ... Julia
Alain Hernández ... Jacobo
Berta Vázquez ... Bisila
Djédjé Apali ... Iniko (as Djedje Apali)
Daniel Grao ... Manuel
José María Kimbo José María Kimbo ... Ose
Fernando Cayo ... Garuz
Celso Bugallo ... Kilian mayor
Petra Martínez ... Julia mayor
Luis Callejo ... Gregorio
José Manuel Poga ... Marcial
Serge Happi Serge Happi ... Simón
Michael Batista Michael Batista ... Laha
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Storyline

Killian is a young man who has never left the remote mountains of Huesca (Spain) which saw him grow up. In 1953, he travels back to the exotic Equatorial African island of Fernando Poo, in Spanish Guinee, where he was born, to work in a cacao plantation alongside his father and his brother. During 20 years in this island, until the troubled days of independence, he will undertake a journey towards maturity and knowledge, but will also have to deal with pain and loss.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Kriolu | Aragonese

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Palm Trees in the Snow See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€3,104,905 (Spain), 25 December 2015, Wide Release
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2.35 : 1
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Part of the movie was shot in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. The locations helped to recreate the island of Fernando Poo, in Equatorial Guinea in the mid 50s. See more »

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During the dance club scene, set in 1953/4, the guitarist is playing a custom colour Fender Stratocaster. The Fender Stratocaster was introduced in the USA in 1954, and custom colours weren't available until 1956/7. Also, it if very doubtful any African musician could afford such an instrument. The first Stratocaster didn't reach the UK until 1958. See more »

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Palmeras en la nieve
Written by Pablo Alborán and Lucas Vidal
Produced by Pablo Alborán and Lucas Vidal
Performed by Pablo Alborán
(p) © Warner Music Spain S.L.
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True Art
2 June 2016 | by jasminedesduneSee all my reviews

This was one of the most beautiful and moving movies that I have seen in my entire life. It was shot and written so well, with wonderful acting that brought depth to the characters and substance to the plot. Though it was almost 3 hours, I could have watched so much more. I enjoyed the journey that I darted on with the characters and everything came full circle and was done so incredibly well.

The love shared by the two main characters was so deep and pure that I was moved to tears---sobbing, really---multiple times.

But it's more than a beautiful love story, it's life in art. Truly, a work of art. I'm so glad that I chose to watch it, I'm just so moved.


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