Synopsis by Mark Deming
An artist looking for inspiration finds something else when he meets a beautiful woman in this drama from Spanish filmmaker Cesc Gay. Alex is a film director edging into middle age and suffering from a creative block. Needing some fresh ideas for his next screenplay, Alex leaves his wife in Barcelona to visit his friend Santi (Javier Camara) in the countryside for a few days. Alex is surprised to learn Santi has other guests -- Judith (Carme Pla) and her musician friend Monica (Montse German). As Alex and Santi join Judith and Monica for dinner, they discuss their lives and careers and Alex begins to relax; life in the mountains proves to be a tremendous tonic for him, and he feels rested and confident. But the idyllic surroundings aren't making it any easier for him to write, and he feels a growing attraction to Monica which he suspects may be mutual -- not a simple matter for a man with a wife who is planning to adopt a daughter soon. Ficcion (aka Fiction received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.