22nd Annual European Union Film Festival
- Me, Myself and My Dead Wife
- Yo, mi mujer y mi mujer muerta
- Santi Amodeo
- 93 DCP
A dying wish just won’t stay dead in the latest cockeyed comedy from popular Spanish director Santi Amodeo (Quién mató a Bambi?). Bernardo (Óscar Martínez, of Szifron’s raucous Wild Tales), an old-guard professor at the University of Buenos Aires, just put his wife of thirty years in the ground. Her deathbed request — to scatter her ashes into the Mediterranean Sea off Andalusia’s Costa del Sol, some 10,000 kilometers away — seems like a last-minute dig to inconvenience him. But after her grave is desecrated by low-life criminals, Bernardo has a begrudging change of heart. Recruiting a bankrupt businessman (Carlos Areces, I’m So Excited!) and a PR employee (Ingrid García Jonsson) for the journey, he uncovers a secret life led by his late wife. Best Actor, Óscar Martínez, Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2019.