David Arratibel

Spain 71 min min Documentary


A film about a church organ, family, harmony and something even more difficult: faith. Concepts that are more or less basic through which there is an attempt to explain something so profound as it is ineffable: the director’s sisters suddenly convert to Catholicism and the filmmaker tries to grasp what is behind this personal transformation mechanism. Intelligently dismounting the classic format of the interview documentary (don’t forget the title’s play on words, Converso also comes from the verb to converse), the director sits on a chair that becomes a confessional of others and his own, asking questions in front of a mirror that is none other than the mirror of the house. It is a family film with a personal search and a huge cinematographic question: If the Holy Spirit enters our home, is it possible to make a film on it? *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Audience Award at Punto de Vista | Biznaga de Plata for the best director of documentaries in Málaga


David Arratibel

David Arratibel is an advertiser and filmmaker. Graduate from the School of Arts and Crafts, he has worked as creative and strategic director for different firms. In 2013, he made Oírse, selected at numerous national and international festivals, and which took away the Best Medium-length Film at Alcances 2013, among other awards.

Filmography: Converso (2017), Oírse (2013)

David Arratibel

Film information

Original Title: Conversus
Director: David Arratibel
Script: David Arratibel
Contact: Playtime Audiovisuales
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 71 min min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2017