A Thief’s Daughter

La hija de un ladrón

An emotionally powerful drama from debut filmmaker Belén Funes, charts the trials and tribulations of a single mother with a singular sense of purpose.

A number of access tickets have been ring-fenced for the BSL screening on Thursday 3 October.

Dir Belén Funes
Prod Antonio Chavarrías, Alex Lafuente
Scr Belén Funes, Marcal Cebrián
With Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner
Sales Latido Films
With English subtitles

Meet Sara. She’s 22, living in social housing and working in a range of low paid casual jobs. But she’s determined to secure permanent employment in the hope of getting her younger brother Martín out of care and living with her and her young son at home. Enter her father Manuel, recently released from prison and keen to resume his place within the family. However, Sara has other plans and is insistent on keeping the volatile Manuel at a distance. Greta Fernández – playing alongside her real-life father Eduard Fernández (Truman, A Gun in Each Hand, Biutiful) – gives an astounding performance as Sara, who is determined to forge a family around her and refuses to take no for an answer.

Maria Delgado

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Belén Funes, director; Greta Fernández, cast.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Filmmakers’ attendance made possible thanks to the Embassy of Spain.

Additional information

The screening on Thursday 3 October is an accessible BSL screening for customers who are D/deaf or hard or hearing. The introduction and Q&A will be BSL interpreted.

A number of tickets have been ring-fenced for customers with specific seating requirements - including seating for BSL interpreted events in order to provide the best sight lines. To book access tickets, contact our Box Office. Access tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to BFI Membership priority booking periods. We welcome calls using text relay services. Email: box.office@bfi.org.uk  Tel: 020 7960 2102 (10:00-20:30 from Tue 3 Sep).