NOMINEE (x10!) - 2023 GOYA AWARDS - incl. Best Film, Director, Actor & Screenplay
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2022 SAN SEBASTIÁN FILM FESTIVAL
Based on remarkable true events, the captivating new thriller from acclaimed writer/director Alberto Rodríguez (Marshland) follows a young accountant who, imprisoned in late 70s Spain on trumped up charges, creates a systemic revolution from within.
Modelo Prison, Barcelona. Twenty-something Manuel (fast-rising star Miguel Herrán, Money Heist, Elite) has been imprisoned on a fraud charge and may not even face trial for four years. Stubbornly refusing to be intimidated by the brutal beahviour of the prison guards, and aided by his seen-it-all cellmate Pino (Javier Gutiérrez), Manuel joins COPEL, a pro-amnesty collective fighting for the rights of prisoners. A war for freedom breaks out that will bring the Spanish prison system to its knees. If things are changing outside, they’ll have to do the same inside...
Filmed on location at the notorious Modelo, PRISON 77 is a deep dive into the Spanish penitentiary system during a turbulent moment at the end of Franco’s 40-year dictatorship. when Spain was grappling with its newfound democratic freedoms. A smash hit at the Spanish box office in late 2022, and winner of five Goya Awards, it’s a potent and intensely involving tale of friendship, solidarity and freedom.