El màrtir

Fernando Pomares

Un impulso colectivo - Curts Spain 18 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Two Syrian brothers illegally cross a border to enter into a westerner country. Their mother narrates this journey where present time, past or the oneiric all jumble together to become both a dream and nightmare of our current world. Awarded at the SEMINCI Festival.


07/05/2021 – 20:00H – AUDITORI CCCB
08/05/2021 – 12:00H – AUDITORI CCCB
This short film is part of the session Un Impulso Colectivo Shorts: Shortcat.


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Fernando Pomares

He is a filmmaker and film teacher. His short films, between animation and the real image, have had an extraordinary reception at festivals. His second film, La muerte en la Alcarria, premiered at Visions du Réel, and his animated short film Morning Cowboy had its world premiere at the Berlinale. El màrtir is his fifth short film.

Filmography: El màrtir (curt, 2020), Morning Cowboy (curt, 2017), Bosque (curt, 2015), La muerte en la Alcarria (curt, 2015), Alto Sauce (curt, 2011)

Fernando Pomares

Film information

Original Title: The Martyr
Director: Fernando Pomares
Script: Fernando Pomares
Contact: Marvin & Wayne
With: Diia Alekhaiem Jelud, Amjad Almussa, Narjis El-Badaoüi Araissi
Country: Spain
Year: 2020
Format: Digital
Length: 18 min
Language: Arabic, Catalan
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2021


Golden Spike for the Best Short Film
EFA Award for the Best European Short Film


El màrtir