Private Project

In my shoes

A flamenco dancer prepares herself to performance a show. The fear of failure, the self-imposed demands and public pressure block her, making her forget her essence, the reason why she dances.

  • Oriol Martín Gual
  • Oriol Martín Gual
    Memory of the land
  • Sebastián Mery
    The Analyst, Zero, Hijo de Caín, El ataúd de cristal...
  • Clara Higueras
    Key Cast
    "Flamenco dancer"
  • Alicia Verdes
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Garriga
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    En mis zapatos
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music, Dance
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    550 EUR
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  • Language:
    Catalan, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinequest Film & VR Festival
    Silicon Valley, San José, California
    United States
    March 3, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MiraLincoln Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes
    November 21, 2019
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes "El Gato Serendipia"
    March 31, 2019
    Spain Premiere
    Best Actress
  • XXII Mostra Cinema Jove d'Elx
    May 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Sant Andreu de la Barca - Premios Oriana
    Sant Andreu de la Barca
    October 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Danza y CineDanza Tenerife
    October 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • ChoreoScope International Dance Film Festival
  • Málaga 4k FEST
Distribution Information
  • Life & Pictures
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Oriol Martín Gual

Oriol Martín Gual. Graduaded as an Audiovisual and Entertainment Director (CFGS / Sant Ignasi-Sarrià, Barcelona) and Master in film directing (ESCAC, Barcelona). He has studied several international workshops for acting and directing actors, creative writing and script construction (EICTV-Sant Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba).
As a filmmaker, he participates as associate director, co-scriptwriter, animating director and editor in the short film "MEMORY OF THE LAND". Short film with 4 awards -Best Experimental Film in Venice, Best Experimental Film at Siena & Oltre le mura Award (Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival) – and 32 official selections among which stand out: DOK Leipzig, Encounters - Bristol, Interfilm Berlin, Festival de Málaga, ZINEBI and Huesca International Film Festival -where it gets the Jury Special Mention-.

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Director Statement

At the beginning that I started writing this story, I had the concept of competitiveness in the mind. I was very shocked by the extreme competitiveness that exists in the different areas of our lives and how we react to it. I am talking about the need to constantly reassert ourselves and the desire to receive the approval of our personal and professional environment.

So much so that I think we often lose the focus and forget what’s really important: Enjoy what we do whatever the back view of third parties.

Sometimes we forget the sense of why we do the things we do.

We could say that we lose our essence because of the pursuit of approval and the value of our work is determined by receiving or not receiving the approval of the collective. This reflection gives me the motivation to write this short film.

“En mis zapatos” tries to reflect the defense mechanisms we have to protect us from hypothetical disappointment, the fears and insecurities that arise as we pursue our desires and a very particular way of confronting them.

This story is the story of anyone who needs to enjoy themselves again, before they can make others enjoy themselves.