Eva Vila | Spain | 2017 | 90 min. | O.V. Spanish and Catalan with English and Spanish subtitles
With legend as a driving force, Penélope
unfolds in an imposing landscape like an elliptical, crepuscular version of Homer’s Odyssey
, both intimate and absorbing. The Penelope in this story is called Carmen, she has the character of a tough but sensitive generation, and she waits in Santa María de Oló. The Ulysses is Ramón, who comes back to the town after an absence of thirty years. A last journey whose end, beyond all that he has lived, is the return to a homeland and a way of life that will disappear with them. A film by Eva Vila (Bajarí
), the only Spanish project to receive support from Eurimages.
Direction: Eva Vila
Script: Pep Puig, Eva Vila
Cinematography: Julián Elizalde
Editing: Diana Toucedo
Music: Juan Sánchez 'Cuti'
Sound: Amanda Villavieja, Eva Valiño
Cast: Carme Tarte Vilardell, Ramon Clotet Sala
Production: Monika Derenda, Sandra García