Ximinoa

Itziar Leemans

Un impulso colectivo - Curts Spain, France 25 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

June finds her first summer job: taking care of Constance, a sensitive little girl who suffers from a lack of affection. The child soon learns to trust her and June gets her hopes up thinking that maybe she can be her nanny for the whole year. But just as her bond with the child grows stronger, she discovers how harsh class differences can be and what rejection can feel like.

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Themes

Spanish CinemaComing-of-ageShort FilmFemale DirectorYouthSocial Issues

Filmmaker

Itziar Leemans

She graduated from the International Film School of Havana. She has worked as a director of photography, and has directed three feature-length documentaries and several shorts. She is currently working on Agurra, her first fiction feature film.

Filmography: Ximinoa (short film 2023, D'A 2024), 2022 Olatuak (2022), 2020 Boca Ciega (2020), Bainera (short film, 2018), Parque Lenin (2015)

Itziar Leemans

Film information

Int. title: The Monkey
Director: Itziar Leemans
Script: Itziar Leemans
Contact: Kimuak
With: Ainara Leemans, Anaïz Villiot Chantelauze, Sarah Chantelauze, Maite Ameztoy
Country: Spain, France
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 25 min
Language: Euskera, French
Subtitles: Spanish

Poster

Ximinoa