Alba I 2016 I 1 h 34 m I Fic.
EFFNY2017 I BEST FILM JURY AWARD
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán I Featuring Macarena Arias, Pablo Aguirre and Amaia Merino I Written by Ana Cristina Barragán.
Alba is eleven years old. One afternoon, her mother is admitted to the hospital and she has to live with Igor, her father, who she barely knows. Igor’s attempts to get closer to Alba, the girls in her school, and her first kiss serve to propel her path to adolescence and acceptance of her family.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Ana Cristina Barragán (Ecuador, 1987) is a screenwriter and director.
Alba, her first feature film premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival and was selected by Horizontes Latinos at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
The film has won seventeen awards at various festivals, including a Fipresci at the festival of Toulouse, the Lions Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and a Jury Mention at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Ana Cristina has directed three short films, Awake, Anima, and Domingo Violeta, which premiered as the official selection of Locarno. She’s currently developing her second feature film, Octopus Skin. In 2016 it received development support from the Hubert Bals Fund and was selected for Tres Puertos Cine.