Panteres

Panthers
Scarred, fat, pregnant, shaved, tattooed: Joana examines the bodies of the women in the changing room. Later, she studies her own reflection in the mirror with the same intensity. Can you change your body? Your gender? Femininity? “Break free”, screams the caption on her T-shirt, under an image of Freddie Mercury – and Joana wants to break free of everything and everyone: from her girlfriend Nina‘s bad mood to the other girls at school.
by Èrika Sánchez
With Laia Capdevila, Rimé Kopoború, Silvia Albert, Alba Mares
Spain 2020 Catalan,  Spanish 22’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Laia Capdevila (Joana)
  • Rimé Kopoború (Nina)
  • Silvia Albert (Silvia)
  • Alba Mares (Alba)

Crew

Written and directed byÈrika Sánchez
CinematographyGina Ferrer
EditingXavi Esteban
MusicXavi Alías
Sound DesignAlbert Manera
SoundLeo Dolgan
Production DesignJulen Biguri
CostumesCelia Viada
Make-upMaria Moira
Assistant DirectorLuz Ruciello
CastingAlba Sánchez, Carol Hornero
Production ManagerÀngels Villar
ProducerÈrika Sánchez
Executive ProducersLaia Bosch, Èrika Sánchez

Produced by

Antivaho Cinematográfico

Barcelona, Spain

+34 680 764692

World sales

The Open Reel

Turin, Italy

+39 340 4940351

Èrika Sánchez

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1983, she is a screenwriter, director and producer. She worked for some time as a personal assistant and script supervisor before directing her first short documentary, The Show, in 2013. Her first feature-length documentary, It’s Never Darker, followed the year after. She is co-founder of the Antivaho Cinematográfico production company with Xavi Esteban. Panteres is her first short fiction film and a prelude to her debut feature film, The Quiet Women, which she is currently developing.

Filmography

2010 Sinfonía obrera (Worker’s Symphony); essay film 2013 The Show; short documentary 2014 Mai és tan fosc (It’s Never Darker); documentary · Decálogo para la revolución individual (Decalogue for the Individual Revolution); experimental film 2015 Camino de Mayo (May’s Path) 2020 Panteres (Panthers); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020