ANCHOR AND HOPE
Carlos Marques-Marcet; 2017; Spain; 112 min.; in English and Spanish with English subtitles
Living on a riverboat on London’s picturesque Regent’s Canal, a bohemian lesbian couple—boat remodeler Kat (Natalia Tena of the HARRY POTTER series) and part-time salsa instructor Eva (Oona Chaplin of Game of Thrones)—find themselves on a bittersweet journey of love when they decide to start a family. They ask Roger, an itinerant old college friend from Spain, to donate his sperm. One problem: no one is sure what role they want to play—or are capable of playing—in the baby’s life, and their confidence wanes to dire levels as the reality of a child looms large. One of the best lesbian dramas of the year, ANCHOR AND HOPE (written by Jules Nurrish) examines friendship, love, and getting everyone on board.
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Content Warning: Drug Use and Implicit Sexual Situations