Suc de Síndria

Spain 2019


Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. They want to have a good time and find a peaceful space where they can enjoy their intimacy.

With the support of Pol, in the midst of nature, between tears and laughter, Barbara will heal old wounds and redefine her sexuality.

Director's Biography

Irene Moray (1992) is a photographer and filmmaker from Barcelona. In 2012 she moved to Berlin and for three years she collaborated with the performance collective the--family with which she performed in various cultural entities throughout Europe such as the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo or the Chisenhale Gallery in London. During her stay in Berlin she directed her first fiction short film: BAD LESBIAN.

After four years in Germany she decided to return to her hometown where she shot her next short film as a writer and director: WATERMELON JUICE. She works as a photographer for different agencies, producers and publications such as i-D, Dream Magazine, S.C.P.F., Distinto Films or Erika Lust.


How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?
It took about a year and a half to make the film. I spent about a year slowly working on the script, rehearsing with actors, thinking, planning... and then we shot it and spent some months for the post-production. It was surprisingly easy to get financing. When Distinto Films read the first version of the script they decided to produce the film. We were lucky to have enough budget to pay the crew and have the camera and locations that I wanted.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
It makes me think about my experience in film festivals, meeting other directors and programmers from different countries. I really feel there is a community, in which we all love films and are happy for each other's success and achievements.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
I think I'd try to screen films from local artists with less resources, to give them more visibility.

What is your next project?
I'm currently working in the script of my first feature film. I'm excited! Meanwhile I'm working on photography projects and music videos too.

Cast & Crew

Directed by : Irene Moray

Written by : Irene Moray

Produced by : Miriam Porté

Editor : Ana Pfaff

Production Design : Marina Pérez

Hair & Make up Artist : María Liaño

Composer : Nico Roig

Main Cast : Elena Martín (Barbara), Max Grosse Majench (Pol)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2019