Valentina

With the background of the procession of the Virgen del Carmen in a fishing village on the Galician coast, Valentina, goes every day in her mother's arms to the coast. Day after day, the mother looks at the hopeful and at the same time tragic horizon. The procession is the most important annual festive ritual of the town that, among music, rockets and celebrations, symbolizes the anguish and hope that the sailors and their families place in the Virgin to be saved in case of storm. As a counterpoint, Valentina and her mother, also that day, sit on the coast and look at the sea like every day, and live every day waiting ...

  • Pablo Uriarte Bravo
    Director
  • Pablo Uriarte Bravo
    Writer
  • Irene Fraga Carlín
    Producer
  • Pablo Uriarte Bravo
    Producer
  • Rocío Bravo
    Key Cast
    “Mother”
  • Valentina Salve
    Key Cast
    “Daughter”
  • Pablo Uriarte
    Edition
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Lift-Off Film Festivals
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    January 21, 2019
    English Premiere
    Finalist
  • International Film Festival Città di Fiumicino (Corto Corrente)
    Rome
    Italy
    November 23, 2018
    Italian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Rumanía
    Romania
    June 12, 2019
    Winner Best Screenwriter
  • La Cueva del Jazz
    Zamora
    Spain
    January 24, 2019
    Muestra de Cortometrajes
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival of Independent Authors (SICA)
    Lugo, Galicia
    Spain
    September 16, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Verín International Film Festival (VIA XIV)
    Verín, Galicia
    Spain
    December 7, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival of Vilagarcía (CURTAS)
    Vilagarcía de Arousa, Galicia
    Spain
    October 25, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival of Órbigo (Luna de Cortos)
    León, Castilla León
    Spain
    August 6, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fouciño Awards (Galicia)
    A Coruña, Galicia
    Spain
    June 30, 2018
    Galician Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Certamen Nacional de Cortometrajes 'L'Alfàs del Pi'
    Valencia
    Spain
    Preselection
Director Biography - Pablo Uriarte Bravo

My name is Pablo Uriarte, I´m a filmmaker based in Galicia, Spain. The Ocean is my passion since I was born. I´m a surfer of The Coast of Dead, a beautifull and dangerous place where sea culture is very important. I founded my own Production Company in 2015 which is called Morelo Postfilms to spread the ocean culture.

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Director Statement

The short film promotes the independent cinema of which I consider myself a strong advocate, since it helps to promote the creation of cinematography with economically adjusted budgets that do not restrict creative freedom and emphasize a more natural, profound and poetic relationship between the filmmaker and the camera.

In my case, in addition, I make a cinema without dialogues, a cinema of contemplative character that contributes to a general understanding that is not hindered by language borders, but benefited by a rational and emotional understanding in any place where it is seen.