EL MÀRTIR

Spain

Synopsis

Two Syrian brothers illegally cross a border to enter into a Western country. Their sister narrates this journey where present time, past or the oneiric all jumble together to become both a dream and nightmare of our current world.

Director's Biography

Fernando Pomares is a filmmaker and creative director who combines projects between live-action and animation. His first feature film, DEATH IN LA ALCARRIA (La Muerte en La Alcarria), was released at Visions Du Réel Festival. His last short film, THE MARTYR won the Golden Spike at SEMINCI in Valladolid in 2020. He has directed the animated series TALKING TOM (Over 100 Million Views on YouTube) and is the co-creator of ANA FILOUTE (France Television) for the Oscar-nominated studios Folimage and Les Armateurs. His animated short film MORNING COWBOY was premiered at the Berlinale (2017) and was selected in almost a hundred international and national festivals. He is currently directing his first 3D animated feature film with the production company Tilma Films. He is also a professor of documentaries and projects at ESCAC and a professor of directing in BAU's Master in Stop Motion Animation.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - THE MARTYR
2017 - MORNING COWBOY
2015 - DEATH IN LA ALCARRIA
2015 - FOREST
2011 - ALTO SAUCE
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Fernando Pomares

Written by: Fernando Pomares

Produced by: Alèxia Bas Anglès

Cinematography: Albert Badia

Editing: Diana Toucedo

Production Design: María Sabrás

Costume Design: Desirée Guirao

Make-Up & Hair: Xavi Valverde

Sound: Enrique G. Bermejo

Main Cast: Diia Alekhaiem Jelud (Jammal), Amjad Almussa (Khaled), Narjis El-Badaoüi Araissi (Lina)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021