The Blue Child

Sira, the eight year old daughter of a shellfish poacher from the Coast of Death, runs away from school and shelters on a lonesome beach, as she's looking for her father. There she has a mysterious encounter with someone who seems to be a mirror image of herself.

  • Sandra Sánchez
    Director
    Behind the lights
  • Sandra Sánchez
    Writer
    Behind the lights
  • Ángeles Huerta
    Writer
    Forget no river
  • Sandra Sánchez
    Producer
    Behind the lights
  • Carla Díaz
    Key Cast
  • Lucía González
    Key Cast
  • Sergio Zearreta
    Key Cast
  • Lucía Catoira Pan
    DOP
    Matria, Trote, Dhogs
  • Nico Casal
    Music
    Sttuterer, La enfermedad del domingo, María y los demás
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Nena Azul
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantastic
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    Galician
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 5th Minikino Film Week 2019
    Denpasar, Bali
    Indonesia
    October 6, 2019
    Indonesia Premiere
    Semifinalist
  • 17th In the Palace Short Film Festival
    Varna
    Bulgaria
    September 20, 2019
    Bulgarian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 73rd Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival 2019
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    June 25, 2019
    United Kingdom Premiere
  • 10th ONE Country ONE Film 2019
    Issoire and Apchat
    France
    June 22, 2019
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 17th Mestre Mateo Awards, by Academia Galega do Audiovisual
    A Coruña
    Spain
    March 2, 2019
    Winner Best Short Film
  • 6th Premios Pávez. Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes de Talavera de la Reina
    Talavera de la Reina, Madrid
    Spain
    June 17, 2019
    Winner Best Photography and Best Sound
  • I Luisa Villalta Award of Cultural Projects for Equality. Winner
    A Coruña Provincial County
    Spain
    I Luisa Villalta Award of Cultural Projects for Equality. Winner
  • 19th Izmir Kisa International Film Festival
    Izmir
    Turkey
    November 3, 2018
    Turkish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3th Vía XIV Festival Internacional de Curtas de Verín
    Verín, Ourense
    Spain
    December 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 16th edition Festival de Cans
    Cans, Porriño
    Spain
    May 24, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 8th Festival Primavera do Cine
    Vigo
    Spain
    May 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 10th FKM Festival de Cinema Fantástico da Coruña
    A Coruña
    Spain
    October 20, 2018
  • 15th Curtocircuito International Film Festival
    Santiago de Compostela
    Spain
    October 1, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Special Mention of the Jury Planeta GZ, CREA Award for Best Director
Director Biography - Sandra Sánchez

Sandra Sanchez has an extensive career as editor and director.

After directing several documentaries and TV series, in 2011 she premiered her first feature film, Tralas Luces (Behind the lights), a very personal project in which she worked for four years, and where she assumed the direction, scriptwritting, editing and DOP. It was premiered in the San Sebastian Film Festival (Zabaltegi New Directors) and it was also released in cinemas that year all across the country.

She has edited films such as Esquece Monelos (Forget no river), by Ángeles Huerta, Migas de pan (Breadcrumbs), by Manane Rodríguez, or Rafael, de Xavier Bermúdez, among others. Currently works in the Audiovisual Production Lab of A Coruña’s Science Museums, and she’s also writing the script of her next feature film, La Nadadora (The swimmer), a project closely related to A nena azul (The Blue Child). Both films have actually the same main character, a girl called Sira (an eight year old child in the short film and a fifteen year old teenager in the feature)

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