Cura sana

Spain during the Noche de San Juan festival. Two sisters, 14-year-old Jessica and 8-year-old Alma, are once again on their way to pick up food stamps from the Caritas charity. The violence they have both experienced over the years at the hands of their father has turned Jessica into an angry, self-destructive teenager with a thick protective skin. She even subjects her little sister to her harsh, hostile behaviour. But during the course of their journey together, Jessica realises that she does not want to turn out like her father. She must learn to treat Alma with love instead of violence.
by Lucía G. Romero
with Roser Rendon Ena, Rasvely Lissette Donaire Restituyo, Yaneys Cabrera Ramírez, Leisam Ramos Rodríguez, Ana Barja, Nora Guarro Molina, Evelyn Lissette Restituyo Niva
Spain 2024 Spanish 18’ World premiere recommendation: 14 years and up


  • Roser Rendon Ena (Jessica)
  • Rasvely Lissette Donaire Restituyo (Alma)
  • Yaneys Cabrera Ramírez (Mother)
  • Leisam Ramos Rodríguez (Naty)
  • Ana Barja (Caritas worker)
  • Nora Guarro Molina (Jessica’s friend)
  • Evelyn Lissette Restituyo Niva (Hairdresser)


Director Lucía G. Romero
Screenplay Lucía G. Romero
Cinematography Gemma de Miguel
Editing Marina Ayet
Music Oriol Brunet
Sound Design Jimmy Solórzano
Sound Eduard Martí Farré
Production Design Aina Callejón
Costumes Aina Callejón
Make-Up Anne Cabrera, Alejandra Caldas
Casting Lucía G. Romero, Ana Barja
Producers Ruth Porro Gisbert, Borja Nández

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Lucía G. Romero

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1999. She secured a full scholarship to the city’s ESCAC film school from which she graduated with a master’s degree in directing. Her graduation film Cura sana tells an autobiographical story that is linked to her Cuban roots and rich in political consciousness.


2019 Scars 2024 Cura sana

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024