A young woman who has just started a job at an art museum writes an email to a friend she lived with until recently. The other woman, also young, works as an artist and has just moved to a new city. A narrator reads this email, but we don't know which of the two women the voice belongs to, whether to the sender or to the receiver of the message. Neither are we aware of the details of this relationship; but what we do know is that, in addition to their interest in art, they share a concern for the difficulties of carrying out their personal and professional lives in the present.

By focusing on the peripheral or hidden details of some paintings in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, this narrator relates several stories linked to the social, economic and psychological conditions of the artists, both past and present.

  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
    The Interior City, Orbainak, In Ictu Oculi
  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
    The Interior City, Orbainak, In Ictu Oculi
  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
    The Interior City, Orbainak, In Ictu Oculi
  • Elorri Sarasola
    Key Cast
  • Miren Barrena
    Key Cast
  • Elena Montejo
    Key Cast
  • Ilazki Azaldegi
    Key Cast
  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
  • Benito Macías
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary-Fiction, Essay Film
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Basque, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Kleinen filmak
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jorge Moneo Quintana

Jorge Moneo Quintana

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country), 1988.

He achieved his Bachelor degree at the University of the Basque Country and also carried out studies at Universitatea de Arta si Design din Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Universidade de Vigo (Spain).

His films have been shown in numerous institutions and festivals in Europe, America and Asia and he has participated in programs such as IDFAcademy or Berlinale Talents.

In 2015 he worked as assistant director in Iván Castiñeiras’ film 'Where is the jungle?', produced by LeFresnoy (France), filmed in Brazil and premiered at DocsLisboa '15.

In 2017 he completed his film training at the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona where he co-directed 'The Interior City' which premiered worldwide at IDFA 2017 and in Spain at the Malaga Festival.

His next film 'Orbainak' (2019) had its premiere in the official section of Punto de Vista 2019. It won the award for Best Cinematography for a Spanish film in Competition at Filmadrid 2019 and the Special Mention of the International Jury at L'Alternativa 2019.

In 2020 he finished 'In Ictu Oculi' which had its world premiere at DOK Leipzig and received the Special Audience Award at Punto de Vista, the Best Short Film Award at Alcances and other awards at festivals such as Euskal Zine Bilera, Ribalta, SVARF or Cortada.

In 2023 he finished another two films, 'Exergo' and 'Phantasia' which are currently at distribution stage. He is currently working on his next project.

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