by Carlota Pereda
Country: Spain
Year: 2023
Duration: 107'

Young Emma’s mother is in the advanced stages of a terminal disease. She escapes from the situation by focusing her efforts on communicating with the spirit of a little girl who, she believes, lives in the hermitage in her village. To do so, she turns to Carol, who is rumored to be a medium, in the hope that she will be able to help her achieve her goal.


film director

Carlota Pereda

(Madrid, Spain, 1975) studied at the ECAM in Madrid, and then began her career in television, developing scripts for Periodistas. She went on to collaborate in different capacities (including screenwriting and director) in other television shows such as Mis adorables vecinos, Los hombres de Paco, Águila Roja, Luna, el misterio de Calenda, B&b, de boca en boca, El secreto de Puente Viejo, and Acacias 38. Her first short film was Las rubias, and the sophomore Cerdita won the Forqué Award and the Goya Award for Best Short Film in Sitges Film Festival. She adapted Cerdita to a full-length format in her debut feature, Piggy (2022), which won the Méliès d’Or in Sitgles.


Las rubias (cm, 2016), Cerdita (cm, 2018), There will be Monsters (cm, 2020), The Devil’s Tail (2021), Piggy (id., 2022), La ermita (2023).


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Carlota Pereda. SCREENPLAY: Albert Bertran Bas, Carlota Pereda, Carmelo Viera. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rita Noriega. EDITING: David Pelegrín. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Peio Villalba. COSTUMES: Alberto Valcárcel. MUSIC: Pascal Gaigne. CAST: Belén Rueda, Maia Zaitegi, Loreto Mauleón, Elena Irureta, Josean Bengoetxea. PRODUCERS: Pablo Echart, Iñaki Gomez. PRODUCTION: Bixagu Entertainment, Castelao Pictures, Castelao Productions, Filmax, Un regalo para Ane. 

CONTACT: Filmax (Aina Segui Prats) a.segui@filmax.com