Special Session
Family Films


Paco Caballero | Spain | 2022 | 106 min.
O.V. in Spanish

Paco Caballero (Amor de Madre, Donde caben dos) directs what will be the Christmas comedy of 2022. The Three Wise Men, fed up with Santa Claus taking the limelight away from them, have decided to declare war on him. A confrontation that, unintentionally, will awaken a much more dangerous common enemy, the Krampus, who had been dormant for centuries. A film that will make us regain the excitement for Christmas, with a cast that includes Karra Elejalde, David Verdaguer and Matías Janick as their Majesties from the East, Andrés Almeida as Santa Claus along with Adal Ramones, Eva Ugarte and Isa Montalbán.

Direction: Paco Caballero
Screenplay: Carmen López-Areal, Benjamín Herranz, Jelen Morales, Eric Navarro
Cinematography: David Valldeperez (AEC)
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Pilar Onares
Sound: Tamara Arévalo, David Rodríguez, Nicolás de Poulpiquet 
Art Direction: Sol Saban
Cast: Karra Elejalde, David Verdaguer, Janick, Andrés Almeida, Adal Ramones, Isa Montalbán, Luis Sacristán, Eva Ugarte, Karina Kolokolchykova, Laura Quirós, Cosette Silguero.
Production: Juan Gordon
Production Company: Morena Films, S.L., Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar A.I.E.,
Distributor: Tripictures
International Sales: Film Factory

Madrid, 1980. Director and screenwriter Paco Caballero studied at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid, then moved to Barcelona in order to do a Master’s degree in Film Directing at the ESCAC. His projects include a dozen short films, among them Sinceridad (2010),  the viral  Double Check (2011), and What is Love (2019). Caballero also directed some TV series (Cites, Benvinguts a la família, Sin huellas) and films like Off Course to China (2019), which was recently nominated for the Goya Awards, or Mother’s Love (2022). His latest comedy, The Three Wise Men vs Santa (2022), will have its premiere at the SEFF.