Women and their libraries. Bookshelves in danger of falling over and crushing their readers, books that fit in the back of a car, women reading poetry out loud. A kind of hidden genealogy of women and their relationship with literature, on the sidelines of the great heroic tales. María Elorza's film is built in countercurrent to this heroism, if in The Aeneid Virgil writes: "Arms and the man I sing", here what we have are underground stories, a family album. (KS)
2022 - Festival Internacional de cine de San Sebastián. New Directors. Premio TCM de la Juventud y mención especial del Premio Irizar al Cine vasco).
2023 - Rotterdam Film Festival. Bright future.
Maria Elorza (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 1988). She holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and a Master’s in Artistic Creation and Research from the University of the Basque Country. She has worked as an audiovisual expert since 2013 and has filmed several short films. Her works have been selected and awarded at film festivals such as San Sebastian, Málaga, Sevilla, Punto de Vista, Documenta Madrid or Zinebi. A los
libros y a las mujeres canto (To books and women I sing) is her first feature film. WIP awards for best project at ZINEBI and MAFIZ.
FILMOGRAPHY - SHORT FILMS
2020, Quebrantos (written and directed with Koldo Almandoz)
2018, Ancora lucciole
2016, Gure Hormek (Las chicas de Pasaik)
2016, La chica de la luz (Las chicas de Pasaik)
2015, Agosto sin ti (Las chicas de Pasaik)
2013, Irudi mintzatuen hiztegi poetikoa (Las chicas de Pasaik and