Carlos Balbuena

Spain 60 min Documentary


The main character travels to the town of his family, a mining town in the province of León.
The old home of his grandparents, haunts, intense odors nature, the ashen textures that leave the remains of coal in the walls of the houses, the intense cold, he awakened in fuzzy memories, strangers who join him in a state of introspection and anxiety.

* World première



Carlos Balbuena

Installed in Barcelona, he graduated from ESCAC and is currently a doctoral student in Media from the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is an editor and has worked as a film critic and writer for various media and publications. He has directed several short films and video clips for artists like Nacho Vegas, and has been part of D’A’s program in several occasions.

Filmography: Toward Morning I Climb Down and Wander Back Into the House (curt, 2021), Tres quarteres (migmetratge, 2019, D'A 2019), Elefantes (2017, D’A 2018), Cenizas (2013, D’A 2014), Un poco de sal para la lubina (curt, 2005), Detalles sórdidos (curt, 2007)

Carlos Balbuena

Film information

Original Title: Ashes
Director: Carlos Balbuena
Script: Carlos Balbuena
Contact: Estitxu Elizasu
With: Jorge Tejerina
Country: Spain
Year: 2013
Format: Digital
Length: 60 min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2014