La mecánica de los fluidos

Gala Hernández López

Un impulso colectivo Spain, France 38 min Catalan premiere Documentary


In 2018, an incel posted a suicide note on Reddit entitled “America is responsible for my death”. The Mechanics of Fluids is an attempt to find answers to his words. The film is a virtual drift through the Internet in search of his digital traces that ends up being an inner journey between two connected solitudes.

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Spanish CinemaFrench CinemaFemale DirectorDocumentaryFeminismYouth


Gala Hernández López

She is an artist-researcher based between Paris and Berlin. Her work articulates interdisciplinary research with the production of essay films on subjectifications and digital capitalism, approaching from a feminist, poetic and critical prism. After releasing her mid-length film The Mechanics of Fluids, winner of a César Award and Best Film of the Un Impulso Colectivo selection at D’A 2023, she directed for here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world, selected at Forum Expanded of Berlin Film Festival.

Filmography: For here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world (short film, 2023, D'A 2024), The Mechanics of Fluids (mid-length film, 2022, D'A 2023), Naturaleza muerta (short film, 2016)

Gala Hernández López

Film information

Int. title: The Mechanics of Fluids
Original Title: La mécanique des fluides
Director: Gala Hernández López
Script: Gala Hernández López
Contact: Gala Hernández López
Country: Spain, France
Year: 2022
Format: Digital
Length: 38 min
Language: French, English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2023


Best Short Film of the Tiempo de Historia selection


La mecánica de los fluidos