Juan is a shy and sloppy fifty-year-old man who works as a prison officer. Through the safety monitors, he silently observes every Sunday the visit of Berta, the mother of one of the inmates. Even though they have never spoken, he begins to feel an attraction to her. Berta spends most of her time enclosed at home, taking care of his sick husband, who has been bedridden for years.
The day he finally approaches her, he surprises himself by pretending to be the father of a made-up inmate daughter: Josefina.
ROTTERDAM LAB PARTICIPANT. 2019 The Netherlands
THE ECAM SCREEN LAB Project. 2018 Spain
DAMA AYUDA Award. 2017. Spain
MADRID CREALAB Award 2017. Spain
ABYCINE. Best Development Project. 2017 Spain
Josefina” will be directed by Spanish short filmmaker Javier Marco (“Dying to come” ,“One,” “The Dress,” “Classmate”) which has already attached laureled Spanish actress Emma Suárez, star of Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta,” to play the female lead and Roberto Alamo who won the best Actor Goya Award for “May God save us”, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen.
Javier Marco is a Spanish director, producer and editor. His work has garnered several awards and screened at Palm Springs, Cleveland, FICG Guadalajara and Leeds. His short film Uno (2018) won best short film awards at Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema and Brussels Short Film Festival, being eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short film category of the Academy Awards.
Original title: JOSEFINA
Status: Shooting start date (March 2020)
Director: Javier Marco
Cast: Emma Suárez, Roberto Álamo, Leonor Watling, Manolo Solo, Mabel Rivera, Patrick Criado, Olivia Delcán,
Producers: White Leaf Producciones, OneTwo Films with the participation of RTVE
Genre: Dramatic comedy