By Ana Cristina BARRAGÁN


Drama - Completed 2016

A L B A , an 11 year old girl, has to move to her mother's house due to her mother' illness. She barely knows him and sharing time with him at home feels weird. Both are shy, both feel lonely, but they can't find a way to approach each other.

& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2016
Horizontes Latinos Horizontes Award - special mention
Rotterdam IFFR 2016
lions film award
toulouse cine latino 2016
FIPRESCI award - Rail D’Oc prix
International Women's Film Festival Cologne 2016
Best Feature Film
Tübingen Cinelatino Film Festival 2016
Audience Award
Lima International Film Festival 2016
Best First Feature Film
Lima International Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, Family
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ana Cristina BARRAGÁN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ana Cristina BARRAGÁN
    • Producer(s)
    • Isabella PARRA (Caleidoscopio Cine), Ramiro RUIZ (Leyenda Films), Irini VOUGIOUKALOU (Graal Films), Konstantina STAVRIANOU (GRAAL)
    • Synopsis
    • A L B A is eleven years old. She spends most of her time in silence and she loves tiny little animals. She has learned how to deal with her mother’s illness. She usually helps her going to the bathroom, she combs her hair and she has even learned how to play silently in order to let her rest during the day.
      At school Alba steals objects from a group of girls she want to be accepted by, and she plays at home imitating what girls do.
      One night her mother gets worse and has to be taken to a hospital. Nobody can take care of Alba, so has to move to her father’s place. She hasn’t seen him since she was three years old.
      Igor is a very lonely man, almost a hermit, which works reading fingerprints in the register office. He isolated himself in his old small house after he got separated from his family. Living with her father is almost unbearable for Alba, because he reminds her everything she feels insecure about.
      Shame, her first kiss, visiting her mother in the hospital, Igor`s tender efforts to get close to her and bullying at school, are some of the situations that pave Alba`s journey to adolescence and to self-acceptance.