Due to her mum’s illness, eleven-year-old Alba is sent to live with her eccentric and solitary dad, Igor, whom she has never met. Their life together is almost unbearable for Alba; her father’s attempts to get closer to her, the embarrassment, her first kiss and bullying at school all mark Alba’s path towards adolescence and self-acceptance. Ana Cristina Barragán’s powerful feature film debut is a heart-rending and beautiful coming- of- age story.


“The claim of Ecuadorian cinema to a higher international profile is strengthened considerably by Ana Cristina Barragan’s Alba.”

(Source: The Holywood Reporter, review by Jonathan Holland)

“Ecuadorian filmmaker Ana Cristina Barragán debut feature Alba, [..] is not to be underestimated.”

(Source: Cineuropa, review by Camillo De Marco)

Buy Tickets


  • October 9, 2017 (18:05, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)
  • October 13, 2017 (13:00, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)


  • Ana Cristina Barragán

Main Cast

  • Macarena Arias, Pablo Aguirre, Amaia Merino

Release Year

  • 2016


  • Mins: 98'