By Angie Raphael
Eerily relevant to today's fast-paced world, this Spanish film explores workplace culture and the toll taken on people when they are forced to perform under tough conditions. The story begins with three employees at a multinational company committing suicide. Executive Sofia Cuevas (Maribel Verdú) is sent to investigate what happened and prepare a report to assist her superiors in dealing with the negative publicity, but soon learns her loyalty may be in the wrong place. Verdú carries the film well as the impassioned investigator and director David Canvas keeps the revelations coming as Sofia uncovers more about the mysterious iceberg project the dead employees were working on. The Tip of the Iceberg is a thriller but also sends a message to the corporate world.
* The Tip of the Iceberg is part of the Spanish Film Festival.