La niña mártir

María Pérez Sanz

Un impulso colectivo - Curts Spain 11 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Ávila (Spain), March 28, 1526. Teresa de Jesús turns eleven surrounded by her cousins. With their help, she writes a letter to her mother asking to change her name to Cristina. That way, she’ll be more like her favorite Saint: Saint Christina, The Girl Martyr.

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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

Int. title: The Girl Martyr
Director: María Pérez Sanz
Script: María Pérez Sanz
Contact: Esto no es una poesía
With: Bruno Díez Sánchez, Jara Pérez Peláez, Luna Pérez Peláez
Country: Spain
Year: 2022
Format: Digital
Length: 11 min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2023


Principado de Asturias Award for the Best Short Film


La niña mártir