La voluntaria

Nely Reguera

Especials Spain 99 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Marisa (Carmen Machi), a recently retired doctor, decides to travel as a volunteer to a Greek refugee camp where, in her opinion, they need people exactly like her. Arriving there, it becomes clear that she has nothing to do with the others. When she meets little Ahmed, the boundaries between needing to care and feeling useful begin to blur.

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Catalan CinemaFemale DirectorWarChildhoodSocial Issues


Nely Reguera

She graduated from ESCAC, where she is now a professor. After working as an assistant director, she directed the short film Pablo, selected in Alcalá de Henares and Gijón. Later, her debut feature film María (y los demás), was selected in San Sebastián and awarded with a Feroz Award for best actress and a Pepón Coromina Award from the Catalan Film Academy for its risk and creativity. She has recently directed several episodes of television series.

Filmography: La voluntaria (2022, D'A 2022), María (y los demás) (2016), Pablo (short, 2009)

Nely Reguera

Film information

Original Title: The Volunteer
Director: Nely Reguera
Script: Nely Reguera, Eduard Sola, Valentina Viso
Contact: Bteam
With: Carmen Machi, Hamam Aldarweesh-Almanawer, Itsaso Arana, Arnau Comas, Dèlia Brufau, Yohan Levy, Henrietta Rauth
Country: Spain
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 99 min
Language: Spanish, English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2022


La voluntaria