Una Vez

Sonia Madrid and MarĂ­a Guerra | Algeria, Spain | 2015 | 13 mins



UNA VEZ Synopsis

On a day like any other, Chila Huerta wakes up her three children and abandons the house that she lives with her husband. The town is left to wonder what secrets Chila is hiding.



About the Filmmakers

Sonia Madrid
Compagina a wide tour as an actress in cinema, theater and television with dramatic writing. In 2008, he made his first cinematographic foray as scriptwriter and director of the short film: “The Last Will of Don Gervasio or the Puppets of Death”, selected work in important festivals like Seminci or Medina del Campo, among others. In 2011 he writes and directs his second short film “Sol” starring Ana Fernández and Mar Regueras. He is also selected in important festivals, adding to this list the Official Section at the Malaga Film Festival 2012.


MarĂ­a Guerra
After a few years dedicated to photography, she began her career in film and television working almost from the beginning as a script and therefore in continuous formation with great directors who have found in her not only a professional but a woman who loves with Unconditional passion what he does.


More From the Filmmakers

“Eleven” is a remarkable fable about women’s dignity. It narrates a chapter in the life of Chila Huerta: a woman who decides to leave her husband after suffering an episode of domestic violence. She escapes in search for a better future for her and her children. In a society used to label people, Chila, like so many other women in the world, has to withstand the rumors from gossipmongers, specially other women. She endures isolation and different types of abuse, until those women realize how wrong they all were. “Once” is a short film made by women and for women.

Belen Rueda (star of Oscar Award Winning “The Sea Inside”), Mariola Fuentes (Oscar Award Winning “Talk to Her”) or the young and talented Michelle Jenner (“Capture The Flag “). To tackle this difficult issue, we felt we needed a feminine spirit and we built a team of extremely gifted women.

We had a very specific vision that required a woman’s touch. We wanted to produce a story that was both moving and thought provoking. We are aware that we are privileged to be able to share our social concerns through the language of cinema, but we feel the need to speak for all those women around the world who can not.

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