Suc de síndria

Watermelon Juice
On holiday in Catalonia, Pol and Bàrbara share a house with friends. The pair does what pairs do amidst the heat of summer and alongside the body of another. But something is wrong, and is instantly noticeable. She tries to regain her ability to orgasm, and he helps her. How naturally, effortlessly and adroitly the filmmaker directs this love and this work. It only takes a moment for rape to interfere with an entire lifetime. How much time, effort and dedication does it take to find your way back to your own sexuality? Pol and Bàrbara succeed because haste is suspended and the Suc de síndria, the juice of the watermelon, entices pleasure.
by Irene Moray
with Elena Martín, Max Grosse, Sergi Vilà, Irene Contreras, Pol Nubiala
Spain 2019 Catalan 22’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere

With

  • Elena Martín (Bàrbara)
  • Max Grosse (Pol)
  • Sergi Vilà (Gerard)
  • Irene Contreras (Sílvia)
  • Pol Nubiala (Oriol)
  • Bàrbara Mestanza (Cèlia)

Crew

Written and directed byIrene Moray
CinematographyIrene Moray
EditingAna Pfaff
MusicNico Roig
Sound DesignXavi Saucedo
Production DesignMarina Pérez
CostumesHelena Contreras
Make-upMaría Liaño
Assistant DirectorDídac Meya
Line ProducerPaula Peña
ProducersMiriam Porté, Gerard Marginedas

Produced by

Distinto Films

Barcelona, Spain

+34 93 3192094

World sales

Marvin & Wayne

Barcelona, Spain

+34 93 4863313

Irene Moray

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, she is a photographer and filmmaker. Moving to Berlin in 2012, she spent three years collaborating with the performance collective the--family, performing across Europe at venues including the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo and the Chisenhale Gallery in London. While in Berlin, she also made her first short film, Bad Lesbian. After four years in Germany, she returned to her hometown and made Suc de síndria (Watermelon Juice). She also works as a photographer for various agencies, producers and publications including i-D, Dream Magazine, Garage Films, Distinto Films and Erika Lust.

Filmography (short films)

2017 Bad Lesbian 2019 Suc de síndria (Watermelon Juice)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

And you make the world what you really want it to be: LOVE.
Feb 15 13:00

Zoo Palast 2

Subtitles: English

Cross Section Berlinale Shorts

Ticket code 151552

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Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez: Two by two
Feb 14 21:30

Odeon

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Ticket code 141131

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Berlinale Shorts I: Sparkling solitaires rival the sun
Feb 08 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 080041

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Feb 11 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 110061

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Feb 13 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 130041

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Feb 15 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 150371

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