22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

The Elderly

Spain, 2022: 95 minutes: Alberta Premiere
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Manuel’s world falls apart when Rosa, his wife of decades, suddenly commits suicide, in this shocking Spanish horror film.

The suicide becomes the catalyst for Manuel's progressive physical and mental deterioration, as his dementia gets worse each day. No longer able to care for himself, Manuel goes to live with his adult son Mario and his young family, despite the fierce opposition of his new wife, who’s expecting a baby. The family’s new living situation rapidly goes downhill, until it literally becomes a matter of life and death, leading to a dramatic denouement, which will take place on the hottest night of the century. An unspeakable series of paranormal happenings begin to unfold.

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Raúl Cerezo started to work in short films at the age of 16. He is the co-director of Escorto Short Film Festival of El Escorial (Madrid) where he lives. He writes about short films for El Zoom Erótico, and has co-written a book about Roman Polanski with David Baró.

Trained as an Aeronautic Engineer, Fernando González Gómez set up Fanda Films in 2004 together with the producer Niko Verona with whom he has made more than 30 short films. Fanda Films’ productions have been shown in hundreds of festivals, receiving dozens of national and international awards. Sharp and agile dialogues, extreme characters and strange and dystopian atmospheres, characterize this prolific Spanish filmmaker’s work. THE ELDERLY is his third feature film.

press for The Elderly

"The second feature film from Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez, the duo of Spanish directors who brought us the goopy sci-fi horror flick THE PASSENGER ... is a mysteriously wicked horror."
- Screen Anarchy
"It’s slow-burn at first, as we get to know the characters. However, I can assure you that the final minutes are all kinds of craziness, […] the ending of THE ELDERLY is just very intense."
- Heaven of Horror


Narrative / Horror / Drama

Spanish | English Subtitles
95 minutes


Raúl Cerezo
Fernando González Gómez

Executive Producers
José Luis Rancaño
Silvia Melero
Carlota Amor
Helion Ramalho
Juanjo Amor

Carlota Amor Moreno
Mamen Espinosa
José Luis Rancaño

Rubén Sánchez Trigos
Javier Trigales

Ignacio Aguilar

Paula Gallego
Irene Anula
Zorion Eguileor
Gustavo Salmerón
Ángela López Gamonal
Juan Acedo

Eneko Vadillo

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