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SIETE MESAS DE BILLAR FRANCÉS was Screened as Part of the 20th FICM with Maribel Verdú

Daniel G. Hernández

The film Siete Mesas de Billar Francés (2007), starring Maribel Verdú and directed by Gracia Querejeta, was screened at the 20th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

The film talks about Ángela, a woman who upon learning that her father is ill, goes to see him with her son Guillermo. When they arrive, Charo, her father’s lover, informs Ángela about a tragic situation her father's business is going through, which Ángela take the initiative to save it.


Maribel Verdú
Maribel Verdú

The presentation was held by Maribel Verdú, who before beginning her speech thanked the audience for their presence and for their interest in Siete mesas de billar francés. “I am so excited for you to see this film because it could be said that it is one of my five favorite movies in all of my filmography,” Verdú commented about the film that earned her her first Goya Award.

During her speech, Maribel also thanked Gracia Querejeta, director of the film, with whom she established a close friendship and worked with on five other films.

“It’s a film that talks about strong and powerful women who fight against any difficulty that life throws their way,” added the actress.