According to the encyclopaedia, a “window” – “ventana” in Spanish – refers to the opening in a building designed to admit light as well as to seal it from wind and weather. The stained glass windows of childhood captured in a faded photograph, a light breeze brushing against the skin, a couple at a kitchen table, backlit. Rather like the comforting sensation of nostalgia for a time yet to come.
by Edgar Jorge Baralt
with Edgar Jorge Baralt, Christina C Nguyen
USA 2021 English, Spanish 11’ Colour

Part of the Berlinale Summer Special


  • Edgar Jorge Baralt
  • Christina C Nguyen


Director Edgar Jorge Baralt
Cinematography Edgar Jorge Baralt
Editing Edgar Jorge Baralt
Music Edgar Jorge Baralt
Sound Design Christina C Nguyen
Producer Christina C Nguyen

Produced by

Edgar Jorge Baralt

Edgar Jorge Baralt

Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1988, he studied film and video at the California Institute of the Arts. His work deals with the effect of spatial changes on identity, perception and social relationships, which he explores through multiple cinematic possibilities.

Filmography (short films)

2013 Catatumbo 2014 The Isle of Piritu 2017 Instructions for Staring at the Mirror 2021 Ventana (Window)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021