ALBA

By Ana Cristina BARRAGÁN

IMCINE - MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2016

Alba is eleven years old. She has learned how to deal with her mother's illness. She usually helps her to go 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.

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& Awards

Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Toulouse 2016
·Premio FIPRESCI de la Federación Internacional de la Prensa Cinematográfica
Ganador del Premio Lions Film Award 2016
Lions Film Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Family
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ana Cristina BARRAGÁN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ana Cristina BARRAGÁN
    • Producer(s)
    • Isabella PARRA (Caleidoscopio Cine), Ramiro RUIZ (Leyenda Films), Rena VOUGIOUKALOU (Graalsa)
    • Synopsis
    • Alba is eleven years old. 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 wants 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. Edgar is a very lonely man, which works reading fingerprints in the register office. 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, Edgar`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 self-acceptance.
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