Official Selection


Santi Amodeo | Spain | 2021 | 77 min.
O.V. in Spanish subtitled in English
Las Gentiles

Santi Amodeo (El factor Pilgrim, Astronauts) delivers what is destined to be a cult film about adolescence,The Virgin Suicides of the Instagram era walking the streets of an unseen Seville. Ana, 17 years old, shares on social media (through pictures, videos, animations and sour texts) the strange moment she is going through, apart from family and identity conflicts. She feels something she doesn't understand for her friend Corrales. In the midst of all this, she and her group of friends come into contact via the internet with other teenagers attracted by the romantic idea of taking their own lives. An honest and touching film featuring stunning photography by Alex Catalá, music by Bronquio and Amodeo himself, along a group of very young actresses that will be a talking point.

acción cultural

Nominated for the AC/E First Prize for Best Director of a Spanish Film

Direction: Santi Amodeo
Script: Santi Amodeo
Cinematography: Álex Catalán
Editing: José M. G. Moyano, Dario García García
Sound: Daniel de Zayas, Carlos Pérez Valero, Jorge Marín 
Production Design: Ana Medina
Music: Bronquio
Cast: África de la Cruz, Paula Díaz, Olga Navalón, Lola Buero, Alva Inger, Beatriz Cotobal, Teresa Cruz , Rafa de Vera.
Production: Daniel Pérez Astiárraga, Gervasio Iglesias
Production Company: Las Gentiles AIE, Grupo Tranquilo PC, Sacromonte Films

Santi Amodeo

A key name in the renovation of the Andalusian film scene at the turn of the century, essentially through the success of the Cinexín project (two collections of short films in which artists performed various roles). Working with one of his generation mates, Alberto Rodríguez, he made the short Bancos (2000) and the feature film El factor Pilgrim (2000), winning the New Directors Award at the San Sebastian Festival. As a solo director, he directed major films such as Astronautas (2003), for which he was nominated for a Goya and earned awards in Valladolid as well as Nantes, and Cabeza de perro (2006), before moving away from independent cinema with the commercial comedy ¿Quién mató a Bambi? (2013). In 2019 he made Yo, mi mujer y mi mujer muerta (2019). Las Gentiles is a comeback to his origins.