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The matter of memory is something traumatized peoples seem to share.Memory is the kernel of "Loreak" (Flowers), the award-winning 2014 feature of Spanish writer-director team Jon Garano and Jose Mari Goenaga. It will be projected at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil Sunday evening, closing Spanish Film Week."Loreak" does not tell stories from the Spanish Civil War. The 1936-39 conflict does come up once, during a television news report, which provokes the guy with the remote to change channels before the reporter can finish her sentence.It unfolds in three chapters, the first entitled "Flowers for Ane".His attitude changes when the bouquet proves to be the first of a series of anonymous floral gifts Ane receives every Thursday at the same time. The film's most successful – perhaps sole – comic moment comes when, after several bouquets, she and her husband drop round the florist to find out who's responsible.The bouquets keep coming and Ane clearly enjoys receiving them. Her husband doesn't, as she's aware, so she carefully conceals each new delivery and takes it to work with her Friday morning.
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