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2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

TERESA

Paula Ortiz
Spain, Portugal
 - 2023
Out of competition
World premiere

Teresa waits patiently. She knows the time has come. Today the Inquisitor will come. What happens to the San José Monastery that she had so much trouble founding with her sisters will depend on his visit and his ultimate judgment. His questions and his conclusions will determine what happens to her nuns, and what happens to herself —freedom, jail or the stake.

Paula Ortiz

She was born in Zaragoza in 1979. She has a PhD in Art History, graduated in Hispanic Studies in 2002 and completed a Master’s Degree in Writing for Film and Television at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She trained in Film Directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied screenwriting at UCLA. After directing the short films ‘El rostro de Ido’ (2003), ‘Fotos de familia’ (2005) and ‘Tristan Boj’s Hollow’ (2008), she made her feature debut with ‘De tu ventana a la mía’ (2011), which won the Pilar Miró Award for best new director at Seminci before receiving three Goya nominations. Her second feature film, ‘The Bride’ (2015) monopolised up to twelve nominations, and in 2020 she directed the series ‘At Home’ for HBO and a chapter in the series ‘Stories to Stay Awake’ for Prime Video. In 2021 she directed ‘Across the River and Into the Trees’, an adaptation of Hemingway’s novel by the same title, and ‘Teresa’ is her fourth feature film, which adapts the play ‘The Tongue in Pieces’ by Juan Mayorga. She has just finished shooting ‘Hildegart’, her next film.

Screenings

Mon. 23, 12:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Mon. 23, 12:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Mon. 23, 12:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
100 min.
Spanish Film Gala
Mon. 23, 19:15
Presentation
Mon. 23, 19:15
Mon. 23, 19:15
100 min.
Tue. 24, 22:00
Tue. 24, 22:00
Tue. 24, 22:00
100 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Paula Ortiz
SCREENPLAY
Paula Ortiz, Javier G. Arredondo
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Rafa García
EDITOR
Pablo Gómez Pan, Estel Roman
SOUND
Leo Dolgan, Mayte Cabrera
MUSIC
Juanma Latorre
PRODUCED BY
Alex Lafuente, Valérie Delpierre
PRODUCTION COMPANY
La Lengua en Pedazos, Bluebird Films, Inicia Films, Nu Boyana
CAST
Blanca Portillo, Asier Etxeandia, Greta Fernández, Ainet Jounou, Consuelo Trujillo, Urko Olazábal, Julia de Castro, Claudia Traisac
RUNNING TIME
100 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
Spain, Portugal
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in Spanish with English subtitles
CONTACT
Filmax International
+34 933 368 555
IN SPAIN
BTeam Pictures
+34 910 406 728
SPANISH CINEMA GALA

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