María Pérez Sanz

Un impulso colectivo Spain 60 min Premiere catalana Fiction


An intimate portrait of the last days in Africa of the Danish colonist Karen Blixen. And, in particular, of the remarkable relationship with her Somali servant Farah Aden. A strange friendship in which apparently insurmountable differences fade in the face of an ancestral understanding.

Presented by the director and Christina Rosenvinge 30/04/2021


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María Pérez Sanz

She began her cinematographic career at a very young age, writing and directing short films. Among them, Robin & Robin, present in Berlin and Cannes, and Ejercicio 2: Ficción, with which in 2015 she won the Grand Jury Prize of the Jameson Notodofilmfest. Her debut feature, the documentary Malpartida Fluxus Village, garnered major awards, and with Karen she won the Un Impulso Colectivo award at D’A. Variety magazine recently highlighted her as an emerging talent at Cannes. Recently, Variety and Screen International magazines highlighted her as an emerging talent at Cannes and as one of the 10 emerging talents with the greatest international projection, respectively.

Filmography: The Girl Martyr (short film, 2022, D'A 2023), Karen (2020, D'A 2021), Malpartida Fluxus Village (2015), Ejercicio 2: Ficción (short film, 2015), Ejercicio 3: Documental (short film, 2013), Robin & Robin (short film, 2011), Androides (short film, 2010), Nombres propios (short film, 2010), Al final del corredor (short film, 2009), Discordia (short film, 2008)

María Pérez Sanz

Film information

Original Title: Karen
Director: María Pérez Sanz
Script: María Pérez Sanz, Carlos Egea
Contact: Begin Again Films
With: Christina Rosenvinge, Alito Rodgers JR, Isabelle Stoffel
Country: Spain
Year: 2020
Format: DCP
Length: 60 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2021