Shorts Retrospective: Como Una Ola
Online: 19 Nov – 6 Dec (Globally) Get your tickets here
A generation that has changed Catalan contemporary cinema. A group of female filmmakers leading a new wave in Catalan cinema. Yes, they are mostly women but most importantly they are simply outstanding directors bringing new perspectives to Catalan and more broadly Spanish film scene – all awarded in the world’s most prestigious festivals. They were one of the reasons why we started the Catalan Film Festival five years go. An excuse to amplify the voices of these directors, many of them have visited Scotland already like Celia Rico, Belén Funes, Laura Ferrés, Irene Moray or Ivet Castelo and we remain hopeful that the rest of them will soon too (Pilar Palomero, Clara Roquet, Roser Aguilar, Elena Martin, Neus Ballus, Meritxell Colell, Mar Coll, Diana Toucedo, Nely Reguera, Elena Trapé or Carla Simón among others). This list is long and much is written about this group of Catalan female directors, for us this is only a bold attempt to recover some of our favorite films part of that generation – available worldwide for over two weeks.
MORE ABOUT THE FILMS
LUISA NO ESTÁ EN CASA (Luisa Is Not Home)
19 min – 2012
Director: Celia Rico
Luisa’s washing machine has stopped working. After the initial misfortune this will represent, it will actually become her perfect alibi to slip away from her slow daily routine. To her husband, the absence of the washing machine will become a greater absence, Luisa is not home anymore fulfilling her submissive housewife duties.
SARA A LA FUGA (Sara’s Runaway)
18 min – 2015
Director: Belén Funes
Sara lives in a foster-care facility. Her youth days seem to slip through her fingers while she awaits for her father to come back.
LOS DESHEREDADOS (The Disinherited)
18 min – 2017
Director: Laura Ferrés
The portrait of the director’s father facing the end of his family business. Pere Ferrés is 53 years old and owns a bus company. Lack of money forces him to drive clients who destroy his vehicle to bachelor parties, but he is not prepared to lose his dignity.
EL ADIÓS (The Goodbye)
15 min – 2015
Director: Clara Roquet
A Bolivian maid attempts to honor her late mistress’s last wishes.
LES BONES NENES (Good Girls)
17 min – 2017
Director: Clara Roquet
Two sisters navigating the no man’s land between childhood and adulthood have to deal with the consequences of their actions after one of the horses of their farm loses one eye.
AHORA NO PUEDO (I Can’t Right Now)
12 min – 2011
Director: Roser Aguilar
Sara is a young actress who, after becoming a mother, decides to go back to her professional life. She becomes finalist in an audition in which the stakes couldn’t be higher.
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