Penélope
95' Feature
Spain, Poland, 2017
Film completed in October, 2017. National premiere in XIV Seville European Film Festival:
festivalcinesevilla.eu/en/tierra-firme-inaugura-la-xiv-edicion-del-festival-de-sevilla

Team credits:
Written and directed by Eva Vila
Script: Eva Vila Purti, Josep Puig
Director of photography: Julián Elizalde
Sound design: Radosław Ochnio
Sound engineer: Eva Valiño
Editor: Diana Toucedo
Produced by: Eva Vila - Araki Films, Monika Derenda - Poland Studio
Image postproduction: Fixafilm

The film has been supported by Eurimages and has received financial support of Catalan Television, Polish Television and ICEC (Catalan Government grant)

Synopsis:

Taking the universal theme of waiting, as in the Odyssey, Penelope presents 97 years old Carmen, the village dressmaker, and Ramon, the prodigal son who returns to his origins after a long absence. Through them we see a new community. A mirror of the changing reality of Europe. Another possibility to rebuild an identity is drawn at the horizon.

The film is set in Spain, in the heart of Catalonia, in a small village with only 800 inhabitants. Like all over Europe, people from different cultures are looking for refuge – but the villagers are not ready to accept them. They are still trying to "forgive" all the lost sons who left long time ago.