La nit no fa vigília
“La nit no fa vigília” is a feature film project created by six students from Pompeu Fabra University. Under the framework of the Final Project of the Bachelor’s they were able to shoot a fragment of the film, from which we edited a teaser -that can be seen in this page- of what they want their movie to become.
The film presents the stigmas that surround going to nursing homes for the elderly and what it means, or not, to be young. It also explores the intergenerational bonds between grandsons and grandmothers, between love and fatigue, as well as knowing how to say goodbye even if it is not final.
Unai’s life (18) is distinguished by a series of responsibilities that most young people normally don’t assume; he takes care of Nati (83), his grandmother. As the two of them have always lived together, they share a particular tenderness and complicity, but at the same time there are times when his life is conditioned by the increasing dependence of his grandmother. When the opportunity of taking a free spot in a nursing home presents itself, both of them will be confronted when making the decision.
Unai is an eighteen year-old boy, reserved and introspective. For a long time he has lived surviving every day without allowing himself to think about a long term-future because of his family, economic and social situation. He works as a “rider” through the streets of Barcelona, delivering pizzas for an establishment in the neighborhood and he is passionate about musical production. Although he has the responsibilities of an adult, his naivety and constitution remind us that he is still a child.
Nati is an eighty three year-old woman who, living in an apartment without a working lift, doesn’t usually leave her house. She lives remembering the old times, both the rough ones and the most joyful with little clarity. Thus, she ironically minimises life and speaks without filters.
Gerard Simó / Codirector
He has directed different projects such as the dance teaser for SPAM. Only for you, presented at the Catalan Audiovisual Cluster Talent Week 2020, the short films Umbral, Quan dines, nosaltres sopem, and has been a part of the artistic direction team in the post-production feature film Ave Maria (Pol Mansachs, Adrian Palomo) as a member of the Vist i Blau collective. He has studied at the University of California over the past year and has been part of the team of young programmers at the D’A film festival in Barcelona (2018), as well as at the Filmoteca de Catalunya (2019). He is currently participating in the Umbral podcast.
Clara Serrano / Codirector
Currently assistant director of two short films (Escac TFGs) - Alba (Alexandra Iglesias) and Patria (Mikel A. Garrido) - and of the music video Olé qué bonita (The True Religion Music feat. Juan Carmona). Director of short films for the Sant Joan Despí Town Hall and production designer of Once (Alba Morena), music video presented in the Setmana del Talent del Clúster Audiovisual de Catalunya 2020. She has also participated in the art team of the music video Eres un temazo (Suu), short films such as De tu i de mi (Marc Vadillo) and the movie Ave Maria (Pol Mansachs and Adrián Palomo). Besides, she has participated as cinematographer in Últim dia d’estiu (Àlex Serra and Ariadna Ulldemolins). Cofounder and member of the artistic group Vist i blau and member of La Meri Productions. She would love to open a bookshop in her neighbourhood and make cinema that hits a lot of hearts.
Pau Vall / Director of photography
4th year student of Audiovisual Communication at UPF. He has done a residency at the University of California Santa Barbara within the degree of Film & Media. He has directed photography for JAPAN (Audiovisual Cluster 2020 Talent Week) and short films such as Umbral or Quan dines, nosaltres sopem. He is a member of Vist i Blau, with which he was part of the production design team for the feature film Ave Maria (Pol Mansachs, Adrian Palomo). In the field of criticism, he was a member of the XVI Young Jury of the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival as well as the program of the European Union 28 Times Cinema 2019. He is a production assistant and a photographer at Massa d’Or Produccions. He is also the co-creator of the film and cultural podcast Umbral.
Ariadna Ulldemolins / Assistant director
She has co-directed the short film Últim dia d'estiu, currently on festival circuit, as well as Podíkia, an audiovisual dance piece presented at the 2020 Talent Week of the Audiovisual Cluster of Catalonia. She has co-directed a webserie project called El consultori sexual de Sarah Simons along with two college classmates. She has participated in the art direction/production design of various projects like Eres un temazo (suu), Ave Maria (Adrián Palomo, Pol Mansachs) and De tu i de mi (Marc Vadillo) under the name of the audiovisual creation collective Vist i Blau (@vistiblau), of which she is a founder member. She is currently working on the creation of the feature film La nit no fa vigília and the video clip Larios (Jester) as an Assistant Director in both.
Laura Corominas / Scriptwriter
She is currently in an internship as an assistant of realization and assembly in the audiovisual department of ESMUC. She has worked as an assistant scriptwriter and documentary filmmaker at the Catalan production company Goroka. Co-host of the Enxanclats program on the Berguedà Television for three seasons, as well as other live programs. She has been trained in various writing courses and workshops at the Laboratori de Lletres. She is taking a dramaturgy workshop at the Sala Beckett with Marc Rosich. Passionate about theater and acting, she is currently studying the theatrical training monograph at La Closca.
Laura Serra / Production Designer
She has directed Oblivion, a dance teaser presented to the Setmana del Talent del Clúster Audiovisual de Catalunya 2020. She has participated in the art team of Ave Maria (film directed by Pol Mansachs and Adrian Palomo), Eres un temazo - Suu (videoclip directed by Marc Vadillo) and De tu i de mi (short film directed by Marc Vadillo), and many others. She has co-composed the soundtrack of the short films Últim dia d'estiu (Àlex Serra and Ariadna Ulldemolins) and Q*uan dines, nosaltres sopem* (Gerard Simó, Pau Vall) both applying for festivals. Currently second assistant director of two short films (ESCAC TFG’s) in pre-production, directed by Mikel Andoni G. and Alexandra Iglesias respectively. Member of the artistic group Vist i Blau @vistiblau.
Who advises us
Núria Aidelman/ Graduated from Pompeu Fabra University. She co-directs the cultural association A Bao A Qu (Prize of the Catalan Association of Art Critics 2020 in Education) with educational programs such as Cinema in course or In residence, which bring cinema and art to primary and secondary schools.
Pep Garrido/ Director and scriptwriter graduated from Pompeu Fabra University. He is the co-writer and co-director of Bustamante Perkins (2013) and Sense Sostre (2019). Collaborator of the educational program Cinema in course.
Celia Rico/ Director and scriptwriter graduated from the University of Seville and the University of Barcelona. She has directed the short film Luisa is not at home (2012) and the feature film Journey to a mother's room (2018), winner of various awards such as the Gaudí for best screenplay.
Carla Simón/ Director and scriptwriter graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has directed the short films If then else (2018), Correspondence (2020), as well as the feature film Summer 1993 (2017), which was awarded as best first work at the Berlinale and best new direction at the Goya awards, among others. She is currently preparing her second feature film Alcarràs.
Aitor Martos/ Production director graduated from the Pompeu Fabra University. He has worked in productions such as Between two waters (2018) and The next skin (2016) by Isaki Lacusta, among others.
About the rewards
We’ve had the huge opportunity to collaborate with the illustrator Maria Ventura-Traveset Vidal, @nomagradadibuixar on Instagram, who has made us some precious illustrations which you can find in some of the rewards: the totebag, the stickers and the t-shirt.
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Thank you very much! The team of La nit no fa vigília