It’s summer and the parks are filled with excited, hyper-connected and anxious youngsters who release their impulses: to find love, to awaken desire. And in that unreality in which everything is confused, Ana also finds her particular way of feeling. <3 goes into the trees and fountains that drip to ask questions, walking with Ana and the others. And only by improvisation, by chance, of all those particles that form love and desire, we obtain honest answers, without any labels or previous explanations. We approach them in the purest form to reach those faces camouflaged in the utopian profiles of their social networks. From the nerves, from the laughter, from the guts. This is the only way to really feel love and desire.
Presented by the director
María Antón Cabot
She is a director, scriptwriter and editor, with a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a master’s degree in Cinematographic Creation from the EQZE. In 2009 she founded the lacasinegra collective together with Elena López Riera, Gabriel Azorín and Carlos Pardo Ros, with whom she develops projects such as Pas à Genève. Her first solo feature, <3, is selected in several festivals and wins the Deluxe Award in Seville, where she premieres her mid-length film Sóc vertical pero m’agradaria ser horizontal.
Filmography: I Am Vertical But I Would Rather Be Horizontal (mid-length film, 2022, D'A 2023), <3 (2018, D'A 2019), Pas à Genève (co-directed, 2014, D'A 2015)