Carlos Balbuena

Un impulso colectivo - Curts Spain 25 min World premiere Documentary


The castle of Pozo Ibarra is a sort of miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower set in the heart of a mining valley, in the middle of the Central Mountains of León. Far Away confronts this landscape with a critical eye, in search of the ideas for which, eighty years ago, thousands of people ended up in mass graves; the same ideas that for decades (before, during, and after Franco) made the miners the paradigm of the resistance of a people.


Spanish CinemaShort FilmDocumentaryHistoryPolitics


Carlos Balbuena

The aesthetic and political weight of the landscape is one of the characteristics of his cinema, a good part of which has been seen on the screens of D’A. He graduated from ESCAC and his career has focused mainly on editing, as well as film criticism. His films Ashes, produced by Pere Portabella, and Elephants, had their world premiere at the D’A and were selected at several international film festivals.


Far Away (short film, 2024, D'A 2024), Toward Morning I Climb Down and Wander Back Into the House (short film, 2021, D'A 2021), Tres quarteres (mid-length film, 2019, D'A 2019), Elephants (2017, D’A 2018), Ashes (2014, D’A 2014), Un poco de sal para la lubina (short film, 2005), Detalles sórdidos (short film, 2007)

Carlos Balbuena

Film information

Int. title: Far Away
Director: Carlos Balbuena
Script: Carlos Balbuena
Contact: Marvin & Wayne
With: Rosario Granell
Country: Spain
Year: 2024
Format: DCP
Length: 25 min
Language: Spanish