La hojarasca

Macu Machín

Un impulso colectivo Spain 72 min Catalan premiere Documentary


The distribution of an inheritance acquired through a supernatural encounter, mires three sisters in a long-standing conflict. Their arguments resonate through the land and seem to awaken the island’s long dormant volcano.

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Macu Machín

She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication, in Film Direction and in Scriptwriting from the EICTV of San Antonio de los Baños, and has a master’s degree in Documentary Film from the University of Cinema in Buenos Aires. She has directed several short films, ranging from observational cinema to found footage, weaving together concepts such as memory and territory. With The Undergrowth, her first feature film, she was present at the Berlinale Forum.

Filmography: The Undergrowth (2023, D'A 2024), Quemar las naves (short film, 2018), El mar inmóvil (short film, 2017), El imperio de la luz (short film, 2016), Geometría del invierno (short film, 2006)

Macu Machín

Film information

Int. title: The Undergrowth
Director: Macu Machín
Script: Macu Machín
Contact: El Viaje Films
With: Carmen Machín, Elsa Machín, Maura Pérez
Country: Spain
Year: 2024
Format: DCP
Length: 72 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English


La hojarasca