Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang
Sundance Kids


Spanish with English subtitles (accompanied by a reader for younger audience members), 2013, 106 minutes, color, Spain

Two of Spain’s most beloved comic-book characters—Zip and Zap—come to life in this rollicking adventure. With summer coming, the twin brothers are caught stealing the answers to their final exams, so instead of having a fun-filled vacation, Zip and Zap are sent to a strict boarding school run by a no-nonsense headmaster named Falconetti. The school is worse than they could have imagined. Fun is absolutely forbidden, and the suspicious Falconetti and his security guards seem to watch their every move. But that doesn’t stop the brothers from enjoying their summer. After making new friends, they form the Marble Gang, and their ongoing mischief and resistance to authority lead them to discover a mysterious secret—one begging to be solved!

This new film from director Óskar Santos explores themes of friendship, courage, and acceptance and is a wonderful addition to the children’s adventure-film genre. Its great performances, engaging special effects, and humorous, fast-paced story are sure both to entertain and to surprise you.

Recommended for ages nine and older.

Director: Óskar Santos

Screenwriters: Francisco Roncal, Jorge Lara, Óskar Santos

Producers: Francisco Ramos, Fernando Bovaira, Mercedes Gamero, Koldo Zuazua

Cinematographer: Josu Inchaustegui

Principal Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Daniel Cerezo, Raúl Rivas, Claudia Vega, Marcos Ruiz, Fran García

About the Director

Óskar Santos's first feature film, For the Good of Others, was produced by Alejandro Amenábar and starred Eduardo Noriega and Belén Rueda. The film was selected for the Panorama program at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has worked on Hispania, la leyenda and Crematorium for television. Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang is his second feature film.


1/18/2014 3:30 pm
Redstone Cinema 1, Park City
1/19/2014 11:00 am
Salt Lake City Library Theatre, SLC
1/25/2014 1:00 pm
Redstone Cinema 2, Park City