Samantha, Guille, Ana and Cristian all have something in common – and yet they couldn’t be more diverse. Their bodies are different to those of other people; be it the mouth, the left side of the face, the texture of the skin or the feeling that your legs don’t belong to your body. They all live and love hidden away in strangely artificial interiors. As ‘freaks’, they rarely go out onto the street. A confrontation with the rest of the world could have fatal consequences. Director Eduardo Casanova’s strictly symmetrical, pink and purple world is populated by ‘deformed’ people that include the fat, the small, and a woman born without eyes who works as a sex worker.
Spanish director Casanova’s episodic feature-length debut is an extension of his previous shorts. Making use of deliberately artificial images he explores the lives of those who, living on the margins of society, are rarely granted places in which they feel secure. However, their situation is not as hopeless as it at first seems, and beauty is a term that is redefined at least once during the course of the film.
by Eduardo Casanova
with Ana Polvorosa, Candela Peña, Carmen Machi, Macarena Gómez, Secun de la Rosa, Jon Kortajarena, Carolina Bang, Itziar Castro, Eloi Costa, Ana María Ayala
Spain 2017 Spanish 77’ Colour


  • Ana Polvorosa (Samantha)
  • Candela Peña (Ana)
  • Carmen Machi (Claudia)
  • Macarena Gómez (Laura)
  • Secun de la Rosa (Ernesto)
  • Jon Kortajarena (Guille)
  • Carolina Bang (Psiquiatra)
  • Itziar Castro (Itziar)
  • Eloi Costa (Cristian)
  • Ana María Ayala (Vanesa)


Written and Directed by Eduardo Casanova
Cinematography José Antonio Muñoz Molina
Editing Juanfer Andrés
Music Angel Ramos
Sound Design David Rodríguez
Sound Alex Marais
Production Design Idoia Esteban
Costumes Carolina Galiana
Make-Up Lola Gómez
Casting Pilar Moya
Assistant Director Pablo Atienza
Production Manager José Luis Jiménez
Producers Carolina Bang, Kiko Matrínez, Álex de la Iglesia
Executive Producers Carolina Bang, Kiko Martínez

Produced by

Pokeepsie Films

Nadie es Perfecto

Eduardo Casanova

Born in Madrid, Spain in 1991, he believes that filmmaking is the cause and also the solution to all his problems. At the age of 12 he began working as an actor on the hit Spanish television series ‘Aída’. During the 11 years that the series ran, he also appeared in films and in stage roles. At 17 he wrote, directed and produced his first short film. He is also a director of music videos and commercials.


2009 Ansiedad (Anxiety); short film 2013 Amor de Madre; short film · Fumando Espero; short film 2014 La hora del baño; short film 2015 Eat My Shit; short film · La misma piel; short film 2016 Fidel; short film 2017 Pieles (Skins)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017