The Offering (2021)
- Drama, Thriller
- 1h 41m
With English subtitles.
Jan, mysterious and marked by a profound sense of guilt, tries to win back the love of his ex Violeta, who is now a psychiatrist, with a family of her own. Jan’s complex and perverse plan to reunite him with Violeta, 20 years after the events that led to their separation, will have severe consequences.
An erotic, intense and revealing adult thriller, with powerful central performances from Alex Brendemühl (Transit), Anna Alarcón (A Thief’s Daughter) and Verónica Echegui (Fortitude), winner of Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Gaudi Awards, THE OFFERING is a remarkable, gripping excursion into the human psyche and the true nature of love and obsession. Filled with searing love scenes and unsettling mind-games, it’s a sensual, evocative and multi-layered experience, exploring forgiveness and guilt, and the consequences of a destructive love triangle, recalling the work of provocative Spanish directors Bigas Luna (The Ages of Lulu) and Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia).
Ventura Durall, writer and director of THE OFFERING, set up the production company Nanouk Films in 2000, to promote Catalan cinema. His feature film The Two Lives of Andrés Rabadán was recognised as the Best European Independent Film at the 2009 ECU Festival in Paris, and also received three Gaudi Awards for Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress. His 2014 documentary drama Bugarach won the FIPRESCI Award at the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival.