Alegrías riojanas


Direction: Velasco Broca
Screenplay: Velasco Broca, Lucía Moreno
Production company: Euskadi Movie AIE
Producer: Eduardo Carneros
Cinematography: Isabel Ruiz Ruiz
Edition: Velasco Broca
Sound: Luca Rullo, Roberto Fernández
Artistic direction: Pedro Muñoz
FX: Salvador J. Boluda, Jorge Torrens
Cast: Juan Antonio Herreruela, Ramon Churruca, Fernando Moreno, Rafael Alberola, Barbara Mingo, Jose Luis Pérez Santiago, Nerea Revilla


Runtime: 28:12
Format: 16mm
Dialogues: Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Country: Spain
Year: 2022


An ophthalmologist's confession is interrupted when the priest who was attending him leaves in an emergency. After his absolution was postponed, he decided to return to his surgery. On the way, absorbed in his thoughts, he is fatally hit by a car. From that moment on, his immortal soul is cast into a medieval-looking purgatory populated by grotesque creatures, blemishes and devils. Will he be able to remember that the pearl is hidden in the abyss and the sun remains in the pearl?


Festivals

SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya | Spain, Oct 2022
Fantastic Fest - Austin | United States, Sep 2022 Special Jury Mention
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón/Xixón | Spain, Nov 2022
Festival de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo | Spain, Dec 2022
ZINEBI - Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films | Spain, Nov 2022
Márgenes Festival de Cine Independiente | Spain, Nov 2022
Semana del Cine Fantástico y de Terror - San Sebastian | Spain, Oct 2022 Jury Award for Best Short Film
Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine | Peru, Oct 2022 Opening film