Ángel Santos

Spain 85 min Fiction


Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of searching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new relationship: Alicia, a young nurse who will get to calm him down. Miguel will try to finish his work even though he mostly prefers to film the natives he meets, the movements and faces of his friends, the trains coming or the sea.
A journey around the uprooting (the cinema) and love.

The director will be presenting the movie.


Ángel Santos

With a degree in Art History and in Filmmaking from the Center for Cinematographic Studies of Catalonia (CECC), Santos is a well-known face of the D’A. His filmography, with ten films, is part of the so-called Novo Cinema Gallego. He debuted in feature length with Dos Fragmentos/Eva, which, together with the short Septiembre (Los amores jóvenes), is the seed of Las altas presiones. He is a teacher in schools and institutes within the Cinema en Curs (A Bao A Qu) program.

Filmography: Así vendrá la noche (short, 2021; D'A 2022), M. (Manuel Moldes Pontevedra Suite 1983-1987) (short, 2017, D'A 2018), Camiños de Bardaos (short, 2014, D'A 2015), Las altas presiones (2014, D'A 2015), Fantasmas #2 (short, 2012), Adolescentes (21 Retratos filmados) (2011), Dos fragmentos/Eva (2010), Fantasmas #1 (short, 2010), O Cazador (short, 2008), Septiembre (short, 2004)

Ángel Santos

Film information

Int. title: The High Pressures
Director: Ángel Santos
Script: Ángel Santos, Miguel Gil
Contact: Matriuska Producciones
With: Andrés Gertrudix, Itsaso Arana, Diana Gómez, Marta Pazos, Unicornibot
Country: Spain
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 85 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2015