Tengo sueños eléctricos

I Have Electrical Dreams

Valentina Maurel
Latin American Competition
Duration: 100 min.
Country: Costa Rica,Bélgica,Francia
Language: Español
Year: 2022
Monday 7th, 14:50 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 5)
Monday 7th, 20:50 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 5)
Tuesday 8th, 14:00 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)
Sunday 13rd, 20:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 5)

After a prologue tinged with violence, an ellipsis marks the breakdown of Eva’s family. As her mother tries to build a new home for her daughters, her father doesn’t seem very interested in assuming responsibility. But Eva, in pure adolescent turmoil, sees her relationship with him as a chance of crossing the limit that separates her from adulthood and approaching what she imagines to be freedom. Driven by desire, she plunges into a world of adults as disoriented as she is, in which risks she can’t foresee creep up on her. Without oversimplifying or giving simple answers, with editing and camerawork capable of shaping both violence and affection and intimacy, Valentina Maurel submerges us in a mother-daughter bond marked by ambiguity and passage to adulthood in which perhaps the only thing there is to learn is that no one really knows how to live.

Valentina Maurel

Valentina Maurel

Valentina Maurel was born in Costa Rica and studied film at Brussels’ Higher School of Arts. Her graduation short Paul Is Here (2016) won first prize at Cannes’ Cinéfondation, and her subsequent shorts were selected at many festivals around the world. I Have Electric Dreams is her first feature.

Data Sheet:

G: Valentina Maurel
F: Nicolas Wong, Andrés Díaz
E: Bertrand Conard
S: Erick Arnoldo Vargas Ortega
P: Benoit Roland, Grégoire Debailly, Felipe Cordero, Valentina Maurel
CP: Wrong Men, Geko Films, Tres Tigres Films
I: Daniela Marin Navarro, Reinaldo Amien Gutiérrez


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