Director: Emilio Ruiz

The Spanish director Emilio Ruiz entered movie business in 2006 after a carreer as a BBC correspondent in Latin America during the 1990s. His first feature documentary Lorca. El mar deja de moverse about the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, won prizes in many International festivals, including the award for the Best European Documentary in 2006. He later directed Orson Welles and Goya (2008) and Morente, flamenco y Picasso (2011), a musical about the flamenco singer and composer Enrique Morente, which made it to the finals of the Goya Awards. He also directed features El Discípulo (2009), a controversial feature film about the life of Jesus Christ, La Venta del Paraíso (2012), which won the Luis Buñuel Prize and two more recent adaptations of eponymous Lorca’s theatre works: Yerma (2016) and Bernarda (2017).

Tristesse

After the flop of his last film, the director Juan Bravo lives in semi-retirement in the capital of Asturias. His friend and producer proposes him to come back to direct a new movie. The offer makes Juan question himself whether