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PENÉLOPE

by Eva Vila

synopsis

Once upon a time, in a little place in the mountains, there was an old dressmaker, Carmen, who would weave and unweave the clothes of an entire village. Nobody has been waiting longer than her. She stills hopes after 98 years, even though she might have forgotten what for. One day, Ramon returns to that very same place, his birthplace, to reunite with his people after decades of absence. But no one recognizes him when he returns. Not even her. He has become a stranger. Through a revisitation of the Odyssey's myth, 'Penélope' taps into the universal meaning of the act of waiting. Penelope is the mother, the earth, the starting point. Through her, possibly the last Penelope in our times, we will remember who we were to understand better who we are.

original title: Penélope
country: Spain, Poland
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Eva Vila
film run: 94'
screenplay: Eva Vila, Pep Puig
cast: Carme Tarte Vilardell, Ramon Clotet Sala
cinematography by: Julián Elizalde
film editing: Diana Toucedo
music: Juan Sánchez 'Cuti'
producer: Eva Vila
production: Araki Films, PolandStudio
backing: Eurimages (BE), Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC), Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Televisió de Catalunya (TV3)
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