Javier Rebollo, whose debut Lola (Lo que se de Lola, 2006) won the international film journalists' prize in London, was inspired for his second feature by the sight of a respectable lady sitting one night by a closed bus station. He couldn't get her out of his head. Who was she and what was she doing there in the middle of the night? This film had to provide the answer. Rosa (the popular Spanish TV actress Machi) is a housewife in Madrid. She cleans, works doing pedicures at home and cooks for her working husband. When he's asleep, she starts her second, nocturnal life in the street. Her encounters there have a tragic element, but they are also humorous and slightly absurd.
Rebollo thinks in pictures and provides a stylish and aesthetic film with inventive shots that show two spaces or streets simultaneously. Occasionally, Rosa disappears from the frame and we hear her heels clicking in the dark, deserted streets.

International title
Woman Without Piano
Filmmaker
Javier Rebollo
Country
Spain, France
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
95’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Stefan Schmitz, Damian París, Jerome Vidal
Production Company
Avalon Distribucion Audiovisual, Lolita Films, Noodles Productions
Sales
RTVE Comercial
Writer
Lola Mayo, Javier Rebollo
Cinematography
Santiago Racaj
Editor
Ángel Hernández Zoido
Production Design
Miguel Ángel Rebollo
Sound Design
Daniel Fontrodona
Cast
Carmen Machi
Website
http://www.avalon.me/distribucion/catalogo/La-mujer-sin-piano