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    Alba

    Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán
    Ecuador/Mexico/Greece | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Alba

    Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán
    Ecuador/Mexico/Greece | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Alba

    Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán
    Ecuador/Mexico/Greece | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Alba

    Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán
    Ecuador/Mexico/Greece | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

This debut feature is at once a gritty, unsentimental exploration of the casual cruelties of pre-adolescent life; and a hopeful, finely drawn portrait of a girl negotiating with her own quiet beauty. Winner: Lions Film Award, Rotterdam; Best First Film, Lima.

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film synopsis

Shy and withdrawn to a crippling degree, 11-year-old Alba (the astonishing Macarena Arias) moves through life with a doe-eyed placidity. Tending to her bedridden mother and unable to connect with her more affluent classmates, Alba takes refuge in jigsaw puzzles and quiet games of imagination. But when her mother is hospitalized, the girl is remanded to her long-absent father Igor (Pablo Aguirre), an awkward, unkempt swimming instructor who's fallen on hard times. As each struggles to connect with the other, an unexpected invitation to a popular classmate's party presents Alba with a chance to come out of her shell.

Writer/director Ana Cristina Barragán's debut is already being heralded as a breakthrough for Ecuadorian cinema, and to experience the film is to leave little doubt of its importance: at once a gritty, unsentimental exploration of the casual cruelties of pre-adolescent life; and a hopeful, finely drawn portrait of a girl yet to realize her own quiet beauty.

Winner: Best First Film, Lima; Lions Film Award, Rotterdam

film details

Country: Ecuador/Mexico/Greece
Year: 2016
Running Time: 98 minutes
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Best First Feature, Lima; FIPRESCI award, Toulouse Cinelatino
Director: Ana Cristina Barragán
Producers: Isabella Parra, Ramiro Ruiz, Konstantina Stavrianou, Rena Vougioukalou
Principal Cast: Macarena Arias, Pablo Aguirre, Amaia Merino
Cinematographers: Simon Brauer
Editor: Yibrán Asuad, Juan Daniel Molero, José María Avilés
Screenwriter: Ana Cristina Barragán
Website: http://alba-pelicula.com

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