It’s Now or Never

US Premiere

DIRECTED BY María Ripoll

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Ahora O Nunca

Running Time: 91min
Production Year: 2015
Category: FILM

Fiancés Álex (Dani Rovira) and Eva (Maria Valverde) met as foreign exchange students in London, England years earlier, and to cap their romantic fairytale they have planned to bring friends and family together for the wedding in the same destination. In classic romantic comedy fashion, their love will be tested in numerous daunting ways before they can exchange their vows of commitment, among them a nightmarish Spanish mother-in-law-to-be, airport strikes, volcanic ash, blackout bachelorette parties and a variety of lost-intranslation double-entendres.

The chemistry of Rovira (the star of Spanish Affair (Ocho apellidos vascos) and the luminous Goya winner María Valverde helped propel It’s Now or Never to be this summer’s biggest homegrown box office hit in Spain. The result is a frothy, frisky comedy of first-class creative skill, expertly timed and filled with joyous performances, from the leads to the delightful character actors found in even the smallest roles. – Jaie Laplante

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credits

Director: María Ripoll
Producer: Francisco Ramos, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero
Screenwriter: Jorge Lara & Francisco Roncal

Music: Simon Smith
Cinematographer: Pau Esteve Birba
Editor: Roberto Otero, Sergi Cameron

Cast: Dani Rovira, María Velverde, Clara Lago, Melody Ruíz, Jordi Sánchez, Joaquín Nuñez, Gracia Olayo, Yolanda Ramos

María Ripoll

María Ripoll is from Barcelona, Spain. She has previously directed the feature films Twice Upon a Yesterday aka The Man With Rain in His Shoes (1998), Tortilla Soup (2001), Utopia (2003), Your Life in 65 (2006) and Traces of Sandalwood (2014).

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