la Biennale di Venezia
Main Visual Sezione Cinema EN (new)


69th Venice International Film Festival

Director: Alberto Barbera

29th August > 8th September 2012


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Fernando is a successful estate agent who is worried that his private life does not live up to his dazzling social position: he thinks that his wife Teresa is having an affair with his best friend and business partner Antonio. The three are on a trip driving from Madrid to Almeira for the weekend. Some events heighten the tensions between the three characters, in particular a car accident they witness and a visit from Fernando’s religious fanatic aunt. It is a dreamlike and sober road movie.
2 September 17:00 - Sala Volpi 3 September 17:30 - Sala Pasinetti «80!» Stress-es tres-tres (1968) by Carlos Saura - Spain, 94'
language: Spanish - s/t English, Italian
Geraldine Chaplin, Juan Luis Galiardo, Fernando Cebrián, Porfiria Sanchíz
Director’s Statement
Despite the enormous success of Peppermint frappé I felt on edge. I had told a story in that fi lm, in the sense that a story with a very precise narrative thread was told. The reason for my dissatisfaction stemmed from the feeling that the story had trapped me and I wanted to be free of it. So I made Stress-es tres-tres which was a sort of liberation.