EL ARCA DE NOÉ

Adán Aliaga, David Valero

Spain 87 min. min Fiction

Synopsis

We are experiencing the biggest global crisis ever known. This is the world where Paco and Miguel live, two security guards who look after an old abandoned factory.

Although they have been working at the factory for over 8 years, they have never exchanged a word. They only exchange night and day shifts… But, everything changes when they suddenly lose their jobs. They finally come together and they decide to build a machine to escape from that world.

The director will be presenting the movie.

*Catalan première

Director

Adán Aliaga

He premieres his first film as director, My Grandmother’s House, in 2006, with which he won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at the IDFA Documentary Festival. Since then he has filmed several feature films. Stigmas (2009), Pilar Miró Prize for the best debut film at the Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Esquivar y pegar (2011), co-directed with Juanjo Giménez. His latest feature film, The Fourth Kingdom, co-directed with Alex Lora, has been awarded as Best Documentary Feature in the II edition of the Valencian Awards and in the Gaudí Awards of 2020.

Filmography: Posidonia (2021), La gàbia (short, 2021, D'A 2022), Pies y corazones (short, 2020), El cuarto reino (codirected, 2019), Fishbone (2018), The Fourth Kingdom (short, 2017), Sure We Can (short, 2017), The Pinch (short, 2016), The Walker (short, 2015), El arca de Noé (2014, D'A 2015), La capulana (2013), Kanimambo (codirected, 2012), La mujer del eternauta (2011), Esquivar y pegar (codirected, 2010), Estigmas (2009), La casa de mi abuela (2005), Jaibo (2001), No me jodas que tú no lo haces (short, 1996)

Adán Aliaga

David Valero

He is self-taught film director with a career both in the Film and the Advertising industries. In 2007 premiered his first short film in 35mm. ‘Children that never existed’ which won the international recognition in over 100 film festivals.

In 2008 he starts the long adventure of shooting The Incredibles, a documentary film finally premiered at the 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival, with different international awards. Recently, he premiered at the Malaga Film Festival Linko (2014), commissioned as a co-director, and being one of the few Spanish film that combines real actors with exclusively digital scenarios.

Filmography: Linko (2014, codirector), Los increíbles (2008), Niños que nunca existieron (2007, curt)

David Valero

Film information

Int. title: Noah's Ark
Director: Adán Aliaga, David Valero
Script: Adán Aliaga, David Valero
Contact: Frida Films · www.fridafilms.com/
With: Fran Gomis, Miguel Chillón, Alicia Santonja
Country: Spain
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 87 min. min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2015