Alba, 11 years old, passes her days in silence. She loves little animals. She has learned to cope with her mother’s illness, helping her to use the bathroom. Alba plays silently so that her mother can rest during the day.
One night Alba’s mother gets worse, and has to be taken to the hospital. With no one else to take care of her, Alba is sent to live with her father, who she hasn’t seen since she was three years old.
Living with her father is almost unbearable. Embarrassment, her first kiss, visits to mother in the hospital, Edgar`s tender efforts to get close to her, and bullying at school; these are some of the experiences that pave Alba`s journey to puberty and to self-acceptance.
Directors: Ana Cristina Barragán
Production: country & yearEcuador, Mexico, Greece – 2016
Length: 98 min
Producer: Ramiro Ruiz, Konstantina Stavrianou, Isabella Parra
Screen play: Ana Cristina Barragán
With: Macarena Arias, Pablo Aguirre, Amaia Merino, Isabel Borje, María Pareja, Mara Appel, Maisa HerreraCameraSimón Brauer
Editor: Yibran Asuad, Juan Daniel Molero, Ana Cristina Barragán, José María Avilés