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Isa Luengo, Sofia Esteve, Marina Freixa Roca

Un impulso colectivo - Curts Spain 20 min Catalan premiere Documentary

Synopsis

Can oral history restore a forgotten part of our past? Can it break the silence perpetuated over generations? In 1969, seventeen-year-old Mariona was arrested and imprisoned in a reformatory ruled by the Women’s Welfare Agency, which was dedicated to “regenerating fallen women” during Franco’s dictatorship. In 2023, Mariona and her daughter look back to piece together her story.

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Themes

BiographicCatalan CinemaShort FilmFemale DirectorDocumentaryFamíliaFeminismHistoryFightPoliticsSocial Issues

Filmmaker

Isa Luengo

She is a screenwriter and director, graduated in Fine Arts from the UCM and a master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the UAB. She has co-written and co-directed the short films Eternal Happiness, nominated for the Goya, or La ciutat interior, premiered at festivals such as IDFA, Málaga, Guadalajara or Pekín. She is co-creator of the research project La Calumnia, around LGTBIQ + genealogies in cinema. She is currently preparing Los andares, selected by Acció Curts of Dones Visuals and by the Semilleru Lab of Gijón.

Filmography: Els buits (short film, codirected, 2024, D'A 2024), Perpetua felicidad (short film, codirected, 2022), La ciudad interior (short film, codirected, 2017)

Isa Luengo

Sofia Esteve

She is a screenwriter and director, graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the UPF. She has co-written and co-directed the short films Eternal Happiness, nominated for the Goya Award, and Gaps, as well as the television program Follo Ergo Sum for Betevé. She is also co-creator of the research project La Calumnia, around LGTBIQ+ genealogies in cinema. She is currently preparing Los andares, her new short film, selected by Acció Curts of Dones Visuals and by the Semilleru Lab of Gijón.

Filmography: Gaps (short film, co-directed, 2024, D'A 2024), Eternal Hapiness (short film, co-directed, 2022)

Sofia Esteve

Marina Freixa Roca

She graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the UPF. She is a director and editor specialized in documentary film. Her creations are closely linked to Barcelona’s social and feminist movements. She worked for the Metromuster cooperative, with which she promoted documentaries such as Tarajal: Desmuntant la impunitat a la frontera sud or Idrissa: crònica d’una mort qualsevol. She is co-creator of the Betevé program Follo Ergo Sum.

Filmography: Gaps (short film, co-directed, 2024, D'A 2024)

Marina Freixa Roca

Film information

Int. title: Gaps
Director: Isa Luengo, Sofia Esteve, Marina Freixa Roca
Script: Sofia Esteve, Marina Freixa Roca, Isa Luengo
Contact: Marvin & Wayne
With: Mariona Roca Tort, Marina Freixa Roca
Country: Spain
Year: 2024
Format: DCP
Length: 20 min
Language: Catalan
Subtitles: Spanish

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