274230_1449577834.4595Just four days to say goodbye for long term friends Julian and Tomas.

Travelling to Madrid from Montreal, Tomas (Javier Camara – Talk To Her, A Gun in Each Hand) is on a mission to persuade Julian (Ricardo Darin – The Secret in Their Eyes, Nine Queens) not to give up his chemotherapy treatment.

It’s a quiet, subtle film about male friendship. The chemistry between the two leadsĀ is palpable: a gesture, a movementĀ is worth more than a thousand words. Writer/director Cesc Gay (A Gun in Each Hand, Nico & Dani) avoids maudlin sentimentality but in doing so strips the film of some emotional impact, resulting in an engaging but strangely distant story.

Rating: 67%