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)
- October 9, 2017 (18:05, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)
- October 13, 2017 (13:00, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)
- Ana Cristina Barragán
- Macarena Arias, Pablo Aguirre, Amaia Merino
- Mins: 98'