Canción a una dama en la sombra

Carolina Astudillo Muñoz

Un impulso colectivo Spain 117 min Catalan premiere


After fighting on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, a man goes into exile in France. His wife begins to work to support their family. He writes numerous letters to her. She reads them to her children by candlelight. The years pass and he does not return home. A Greek choir tells stories of other women who, like the protagonist, started a new life when the war began. Penelopes who did not succumb to looming traps and impassive wait.

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Carolina Astudillo

Graduated in Film Studies from the Catholic University of Chile and master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the UAB. She has developed her work from historical research, documentary creation and writing, with women and historical memory as a point of reference. She has won two Silver Biznagas in Malaga, with El gran vuelo and with Ainhoa: yo no soy esa. As a teacher, she teaches classes at several Catalan and Latin American universities and film schools. Currently, she has various films in development.

Filmography: Postal (O, desde la distancia eres un espejismo) (short film, 2023, D'A 2024), The Crowd Will Always Return (short film, 2023, D'A 2023), Canción a una dama en la sombra (2022, D'A 2022), Esa fugaz esencia que dejaron los sucesos (short film, 2022, D'A 2022), Naturaleza muerta (short film, 2020, D'A 2020), Un paseo por New York Harbor (short film, 2019, D'A 2019), Ainhoa: yo no soy esa (2018, D’A 2018), El gran vuelo (2014), El deseo de la civilización (short film, 2014), Lo indecible (short film, 2012), De monstruos y faldas (short film, 2008)

Carolina Astudillo

Film information

Original Title: Song to a Lady in the Shadow
Director: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Script: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Contact: Cornelius Films
Country: Spain
Year: 2022
Format: Digital
Length: 117 min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2022


Canción a una dama en la sombra