The blood

Carme's memories, an old woman reliving her youth since she became a woman for the first time until the solitude she felt after her husband died, remembering the 40 years they lived happily together.

  • Sergi Rubió
  • Sergi Rubió
  • Mercè Rodoreda (Short story)
  • Sergi Rubió
  • Carme Abril
    Key Cast
  • Jordi Armengol
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La sang
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2016
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  • 8th. Cerdanya Film Festival
    August 1, 2017
    Official Selection
  • 1st. Nules Short Film Festival
    Town of Nules, province of Valencia
    September 24, 2016
    Spanish Premiere
    Award for Best Short Film
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    Cinema Pathé Masséna, 31 Avenue Jean Médecin, 06200 Nice
    September 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Sant Andreu de la Barca International Film Festival
    City of Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona greater metropolitan area
    October 7, 2018
    Oriana Awards
    Award for Best Special Short Film
  • Sicily International Film Festival
    Siracusa, Sicily
    May 5, 2018
  • Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, S.A.
    Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona greater metropolitan area
    September 14, 2020
    Television Premiere
    Televisió de Catalunya, S.A.
Director Biography - Sergi Rubió

Sergi Rubió (Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain, 1978) has an extensive filmography dating back to 1993, also as a Producer and Screenplay writer for all of the projects he has directed, in conjunction with his film studies in both New York and Barcelona.

In 1996, at the age of 18, he directed his first feature-length film, Torrella, una vida pel cinema (1997), a biographical documentary on the life of Catalan writer Josep Torrella i Pineda.

In 2000, Rubió began his studies at the Micro Obert film school in Barcelona. As his first-year final project, he completed what became his first critical success, his Short Mohamed (2001), which was selected to compete in various International Film
Festivals, and which won him, along with other awards, a Scholarship to further his studies at the New York Film Academy.
In 2005, Rubió continued his film studies at ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalunya) while simultaneously directing his personal projects.

It was during his formative years at the ESCAC, specifically over the course of 2008, that brought about a new string of successes for Rubió. His Short Silenci (2007) won the 2008 Golden Coconut for Best Short Film, at the Miami Underground Film Festival. In August of that same year, the well-known Director Allison Anders, whom Rubió had simply maintained a friendly online correspondence with, selected another of his recent Shorts, Madison Class of '64 (2006), to be released at the Silent Movie
Theater in Los Angeles, California, as part of the Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival, which Anders herself presides. And also within that same year, and also for his Short Silenci (2007), he won the prize for the Best Short Film at the IV Inquiet Valencian Film Festival.

In 2009, Rubió began a phase in his professional career in which he worked two jobs to make ends meet. Both jobs remained well within the audiovisual sector, the first one as a teacher and the second as an on-set electrician; a job which would take him to more than a few different movie sets, always in the hope of getting paid on time. The job as a teacher was to be the source of his first real paycheck and continuous career choice he periodically returns to while nurturing his ultimate goals in the industry such as creating and participating in new projects as a Producer, a Screenwriter and as a Director; as evidenced by two projects in particular titled Una amiga, un somriure (2011) and Més enllà del riu (2012).

10 more years have passed of projects that he has managed to build, which are also 10 years of continuing to exhibit his work in festivals around the world, of which the award in Italy for the Best Documentary is worth highlighting, for Bigas Luna: La
mirada entomòloga (2008) in 2018, within the Sicily International Film Festival, held in Syracuse, on the island of Sicily.

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Director Statement

His body of work is often created with melodrama as its' backdrop, filled with visual portraits of environment and moods, almost always without following the accepted classic structure of a script by elaborating and then assembling brief sequences like pieces to a handmade puzzle inside of which impossible romances, farewells and open endings have all proven to be recurring themes in the various works of this filmmaker.

The parallel phase of his career as a filmmaker reflects his work creating documentaries. Starting off with a simple interview, each project quickly becomes a catalyst for an explosion of seemingly unconnected ideas. Only during production and later during post-production do they slowly find their place in the form of a script.