Inés a Spanish artist lives in India and stumbles upon Sultana’s Dream, a science fiction story written by Rokeya Hossain in 1905. It describes Ladyland, a utopia in which women rule the country while men live in seclusion and are responsible for household chores. Fascinated by the story Inés embarks on a journey across the country to search for the one place where women can live in peace.
She was born in San Sebastian in 1961. She studied Fine Arts at the Universidad del País Vasco and continued her studies at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. She later earned a master’s degree from CalArts in Los Angeles, where she directed ‘Los muertitos’ (1993). In 1997 she founded her own studio Loko Pictures, and in 2003, she returned to Europe, where she became director of Animac, the Catalonia International Animated Film Festival (2003-12) and coordinator of the Laboratorio de imagen en movimiento at Arteleku in San Sebastian (2003-14). She directed animated short films like ‘La gallina ciega’ (2005), ‘Amar’ (2010), ‘Under the Pillow’ (2012), ‘Winter Love’ (2015) and ‘Kutxa Beltza’ (2017), that won awards and were nominated for the Goya Prize. ‘Sultana’s Dream’ (2023) is her first feature film, and was the first European animated film in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival.