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Anything You Want

Anything You Want

Todo Lo Que Tú Quieras

Achero Mañas

  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Producer: Achero Mañas
  • Executive Producer: José Nolla
  • Screenplay: Achero Mañas
  • Runtime: 101
  • Programmes:

Four year-old Dafne's life is unhinged when her mother Alicia suddenly dies. Her father Leo tries to be both father and mother to her, but Dafne really just wants her mom. Leo strives to be just that, and in the process, nearly loses his his own identity. Filmmaker Achero Mañas strikes an emotional chord in this film about unconditional love

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screening times

    • Wednesday September 15
    • 9:00:00 PM
    • AMC 6
    • Friday September 17
    • 9:30:00 AM
    • VARSITY 7
    • Sunday September 19
    • 4:45:00 PM
    • VARSITY 7

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

In a world where parental responsibilities continue to follow traditional gender roles, Achero Mañas’s third feature imagines how a father might respond to being thrust into a role traditionally held by a woman.

Leo and Alicia live together in Madrid with their four-year-old daughter, Dafne. Although they both work, Alicia is the one that spends the most time with their child. Leo is more concerned with his job at a law firm and spends more time away from home. The situation works very well for all three until Alicia’s unexpected death leaves both Leo and Dafne stranded.

Leo has to decide if he can take care of Dafne on his own, finding the strength to be both mother and father to her. Reeling from loss, Dafne asks her dad to find an artificial mother to help her get to sleep at night. With the help of a new friend, Leo discovers a way to overcome his own prejudices about gender roles and provide his daughter with the kind of nurturing she needs during her difficult grieving period. In the process, he almost loses his own identity and faces much discrimination.

As displayed in his previous work, Mañas has the ability to strike an emotional chord that audiences can relate to, while also presenting morally complex situations with intelligence and compassion. His latest film conveys some wonderful messages about love, tolerance and acceptance. Complemented by stand-out performances by both Juan Diego Botto and four-year old Lucía Fernández, Anything You Want demonstrates the power of unconditional love.

Diana Sanchez

director bio

Achero Mañas was born in Madrid and began his career making such highly acclaimed short films as Subway (96), Hunters (97), and Artificial Paradises (98). His feature films include Pellet (00), November (03), which screened at the Festival, (04) and Anything You Want (10).

full credits

Principal Cast: Juan Diego Botto, José Luis Gómez, Ana Risueño, Najwa Nimri, Lucía Fernández, Pedro Alonso
Achero Mañas
Executive Producer:
José Nolla
David Omedes
José Manuel Jiménez Martínez
Sergio Burmann
Production Designer:
Antón Laguna
International Sales Agent:
 6 Sales
Production Company:
Bellatrix Films S.L.
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