Smoke and Mirrors

This tale of a man who fooled an entire country is inspired by true events. Francisco Paesa, one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades, is a man of many talents. In 1995, Luis Roldan and his wife hired his services to conceal 1.5 billion pesetas embezzled from the public coffers. Paesa and his inseparable partner set up a brilliant operation, in which there is a fine line between the truth and lies.


“Playing out like a Hispanic Oceans Eleven, Smoke is indeed an enjoyably breathless and spectacular walk along a high wire which seems permanently about to snap [...]”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, review by Jonathan Holland
Buy Tickets


  • October 7, 2017 (20:15, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)
  • October 8, 2017 (17:30, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)


  • Alberto Rodriguez

Main Cast

  • Eduard Fernández, José Coronado, Carlos Santos, Miquel García Borda

Release Year

  • 2016


  • Mins: 123'