Berlinale: Programme

Film file

Generation 14plus




Sometimes it's almost unbearable being alone with your thoughts and feelings. Everyone seems wrapped up in themselves, and no one really listens or pays attention. Ignored by his older brother and parents, Lucas is merely a passive observer during their summer day trip to the country. Only Mónica seems to notice him, but even her interest doesn't last long. Eventually, Lucas decides to take drastic measures.

José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón

Mexico 2016


17’ · Colour


Salvador de la Garza Castellanos (Lucas)
Iván Islas (Eleazar)
Santiago Minor (Hernán)
Cynthia Torash (Sofía)
Giovana Fuentes (Mónica)
Rodolfo Calderón (René)
Natalia Plascencia (Natalia)
Victor Weinstock (Alejandro)
Carlos Alejandro Díaz (Octavio)


Written and Directed by
José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón
Miguel Escudero
José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón, Francisco Borrajo, Mauricio Calderón Rico
Ayer Amarillo, Andrés Becerril Arzate
Sound Design
Andrés Becerril Arzate, Daniel H. Uribe Loustaunau
Daniel H. Uribe Loustaunau, Mariana Rodríguez Alcocer
Production Design
Mara Ugalde
Andrea Bores Chemor
Marián Galván
Assistant Director
Wannes Gevaert
Production Manager
Rosa Hadit Gutiérrez
José Agustin Ortiz Ramírez
Executive Producer
Bar Rentals Arca


José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón

Born in 1988, he is a graduate of the Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión in Mexico City and an alumnus of the 2013 Guadalajara Talents. He has attended workshops by filmmakers including Spike Lee and Gustav Deutsch. His short film El Dolor Fantasma screened at various international festivals. Libélula (Firefly) was financed by crowdfunding and is celebrating its international premiere at the Berlinale. González Aragón is co-founder of the Mexican filmmakers’ collective Colectivo Colmena which is dedicated to making independent film projects.

Filmography (short films)

2013 El Dolor Fantasma (The Phantom Pain) 2016 Libélula (Firefly)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

Colectivo Colmena

World Sales

Colectivo Colmena