Damian has just been fired after working at the same company for 20 years. Following an angry and violent reaction, he runs away from his boss and hides in the first place he can find: a wardrobe loaded on a van. But the wardrobe, with Damian inside, is then delivered to Lucia and Fede, a couple of his age living with their adolescent daughter, Maria. That same night, a sudden impulse leads Damian to stay with the family and become a mysterious presence, observing and moving around in the shadows. A film adaptation of the novel ‘From the Shadows’, by Juan José Millás.
He was born in Pamplona in 1975. After directing several short films, in 2007 he made his feature debut with ‘Under the Stars’, which won the Silver Biznaga at the Malaga Festival and two Goya awards. In 2016 he directed ‘The Winds of Lent’, the first film adaptation of the emblematic novels by Leonardo Padura, and a year later, its continuation, the series ‘Four Seasons in Havana’, Platinum Ibero-American Film Award. In 2018 he directed the Goya-nominated documentary ‘Saura(s)’. In addition to his experience in film, he has directed TV series like ‘Hispania’, ‘Marco’ or ‘Patria’, and also teaches courses in Film Directing at the universities of Washington and Oregon.