PÖFF: The Coffee Table

PÖFF: La mesita del comedor

Genre

Comedy

Director

Caye Casas

Run time

1h 31min

"Jesus and Maria are a couple going through a difficult time in their relationship. Nevertheless, they have just become parents. To shape their new life, they decide to buy a new coffee table. A decision that will change their existence. In many ways a truly daring and brave film that captures you from the first sequence and creates an atmosphere that will make you want to either escape or stay there and enjoy. Which is what can be expected from a merrily uncomfortable story far from political correctness. Caye Casas has had a quite peculiar career, with metaphysical titles like “Nothing”, “RIP” and “Killing God” (co-directed with Albert Pinto), combining a diversity of original ideas which go straight to your brain. With “The Coffee Table” (his solo debut), he emerges as one of the most imaginative, surprising, and genuine voices among new directors on the international arena. The protagonist couple goes through various 'real life' circumstances, all depicted with dark humour so borderline that it raises the question of whether you actually should laugh about it. Moreover, it also makes you wonder whether it is a comedy, a horror movie, a social drama or a love story. What is clear is that the filmmaker is able to use the most absolute realism to show the essence of true hell. The upcoming “master of the frozen smile” has crafted a movie that traps you and makes you wonder about your own limits as a spectator, and challenges your capacity of being surprised as a person. Open-minded (and dark deep inside) people: if you dare, this is your film. Javier Garcia Puerto"

Genre

Comedy

Director

Caye Casas

Run time

1h 31min

"Jesus and Maria are a couple going through a difficult time in their relationship. Nevertheless, they have just become parents. To shape their new life, they decide to buy a new coffee table. A decision that will change their existence. In many ways a truly daring and brave film that captures you from the first sequence and creates an atmosphere that will make you want to either escape or stay there and enjoy. Which is what can be expected from a merrily uncomfortable story far from political correctness. Caye Casas has had a quite peculiar career, with metaphysical titles like “Nothing”, “RIP” and “Killing God” (co-directed with Albert Pinto), combining a diversity of original ideas which go straight to your brain. With “The Coffee Table” (his solo debut), he emerges as one of the most imaginative, surprising, and genuine voices among new directors on the international arena. The protagonist couple goes through various 'real life' circumstances, all depicted with dark humour so borderline that it raises the question of whether you actually should laugh about it. Moreover, it also makes you wonder whether it is a comedy, a horror movie, a social drama or a love story. What is clear is that the filmmaker is able to use the most absolute realism to show the essence of true hell. The upcoming “master of the frozen smile” has crafted a movie that traps you and makes you wonder about your own limits as a spectator, and challenges your capacity of being surprised as a person. Open-minded (and dark deep inside) people: if you dare, this is your film. Javier Garcia Puerto"

Info

Production year

2022

Local distributor

PÖFF

In Cinemas

11/11/2022