Cinco lobitos

Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

Clausura Spain 104 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Amaia (Laia Costa) has just become a mother. Her partner is away from home for months and she feels overwhelmed, incapable of looking after her baby and going back to her job as a translator. She decides to take refuge in her parents’ home with the hope that they will look after her and her baby in her childhood home, in a lovely coastal village in the Basque Country. But life has other plans, her mother falls ill and it’s Amaia who will have to look after all of them. She finds herself living the life her mother had thirty years before. She becomes a housewife, with an absent partner, caring for a baby and a sick grandmother. Family roles are reversed, changing their relationships forever. The daughter becomes everyone’s mother. Amaia, who until now only loved her mother, will start to understand her.

Presented by the artistic team

Themes

LoveSpanish CinemaFemale DirectorFeminismFirst FeatureSocial Issues

Director

Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

She studied Audiovisual Communication and English Philology in the Basque Country, and later graduated in Film Direction from the ECAM. Her career in audiovisuals has combined the direction of personal projects with advertising productions, and her short films have been selected in more than 400 national and international festivals and have obtained more than a hundred awards.

Filmography: Cinco lobitos (2022), No me da la vida (curt, 2021), Nena (curt, 2014), Dicen (short, 2011), Lo importante (short, 2006), Clases particulares (short, 2005)

Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

Film information

Int. title: Lullaby
Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Script: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Contact: BTeam Pictures
With: Laia Costa, Susi Sánchez, Ramón Barea, Mikel Bustamante
Country: Spain
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 104 min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2022

Awards

MALAGA FILM FESTIVAL
Golden Biznaga for Best Spanish Film
Silver Biznaga for Best Actress
Silver Biznaga for Best Screenplay
ASECAN Award for Best First Film
Feroz Puerta Oscura Award
SIGNIS Award
Young Jury Award

Poster

Cinco lobitos