7 Reasons to Run Away (from Society)

(7 Raons per Fugir (de la Societat))
Esteve Soler, Gerard Quinto, David Torras | Comedy, Fiction

2019 | 75 minutes | Spain

Seven darkly humorous stories whose protagonists are downright detestable. Seven characteristics that make us unbearable. Seven reasons it’s best to avoid people altogether. Seven surrealist visions of a dysfunctional society.


Based on the plays by Esteve Soler, 7 Reasons to Run Away features seven surrealist visions of a dysfunctional society that does not progress. The family, the poor kid who appears on TV, the sixth-floor neighbors, the tenant and the real estate agent, the business couple, the guy progress has run over, and the couple about to get married. Seven darkly humorous stories, whose protagonists are downright detestable. Seven characteristics that make us unbearable. Seven reasons it’s best to avoid people altogether. 

"We like to think of ourselves as civilized people, but our mask of neighborliness often hides a callous lack of empathy for other people. In seven short episodes, each about a human trait we prefer not to talk about, this Spanish anthology film explores the flipside of our satisfied lives. This surrealist dark comedy pulls no punches: its bizarre stories are inventive, funny, sometimes harsh, and always ruthlessly honest." — Nikola Paggio, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


"7 Reasons to Run Away (From Society) works extremely well when it simply goes for the jugular. With its farcical annihilation of society's darkest side, the film's caustic humor is what sets it apart." — Fotogramas

"Just what Spanish cinema needs: a vision that scrutinizes other realities, and to top it all, a wonderful film!" — Dirigido por...

"7 Reasons to Run Away (from Society) ...exudes bad intentions and political incorrectness and is vitally entertaining. These are admirable and bold qualities in times characterized by social hatred, a deficiency in social values and self-censorship in the guise of political correctness." — Alfonso Rivera, Cine Europa

"While you probably don't want to be part of the film's broken society, hearing and seeing all the odd stories will be an absolute eclectic, unique and psychedelic thrill." — Big Picture Film Club

Main credits

Torras, David (film director)
Soler, Esteve (film director)
Soler, Esteve (screenwriter)
Quinto, Gerard (film director)
Brendemühl, Àlex (actor)
Suárez, Emma (actor)
Dueñas, Lola (actor)
Lopez, Sergi (actor)

Other credits

Cinematography, Gabriel Campoy; editor, Anaïs Urraca; music, Julie Reier.

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Málaga Film Festival
Gaudí Awards - Audience Award; Best Film
South by Southwest SXSW - International Premiere
Raindance Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Esteve Soler, Gerard Quinto, David Torras


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Comedy, Fiction

LANGUAGE: Catalan; Spanish

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: College, Adults



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