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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Mon 26th Sep 18:15

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Alba is an 11-year-old girl with a very sick mother. She’s quiet, caring and resilient, but gets shunned at school and doesn’t have many friends. When her mum’s situation worsens, Alba is sent to live with her estranged father, an odd loner of a man. This marks the start of a difficult journey of maturity for the young girl, as her problems with her parents have to contend with the first symptoms of her fast-approaching teenage years: boys, other girls and bewildering bodily changes. Alba is writer / director / editor Ana Cristina Barragán’s second feature credit as writer, but first as director and her first international hit (the film played at Rotterdam earlier this year). It showcases her skills as a clearly very talented cinematic storyteller, subtly taking us into Alba’s world and letting us see things from her perspective. The film is wonderfully captured with cinematographer Simon Brauer, smartly edited by Barragán and boasts a stand-out debut performance from young Macarena Arias as the titular character.
Original Title
Alba
Runtime
94
Cast
Macarena Arias
Pablo Aguirre
Amaia Merino.
Country
Ecuador/México/Greece
Director(s)
Ana Cristina Barragán
Writer(s)
Ana Cristina Barragán
DoP(s)
Simon Brauer
Producer(s)
Isabella Parra (Ecuador
Caleidoscopio Cine) Ramiro Ruiz (Mexico
Leyenda Films) Konstantina Stavrianou
Rena Vougioukalou (Greece,Graal Films)
Executive Producer(s)
Isabella Parra (Ecuador
Caleidoscopio Cine) Ramiro Ruiz (Mexico
Leyenda Films) Konstantina Stavrianou
Rena Vougioukalou (Greece
Graal Films)
Screening Status
UK Premiere
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