With a roving camera probing the haunting and ethereal drawings by Pablo Auladell, the story of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, his Nahua interpreter Malinche and the conquest of the Aztec empire is reconstructed by romancier-director Gonzalo Suárez. Having been a law unto himself even amongst the nonconformists of the 'Escola de Barcelona', Suárez' forte as a writer and filmmaker is narratives imbued with mystery, often enough fantasy-gone-horror, but sometimes simply something strange, weird and dreamlike.

El sueño de Malinche maintains threads of that style, considering the mythical dimensions ingrained in this historical apocalypse. Remarkably, with dozens of films under his belt in myriad shapes and forms, Suárez has for this film chosen a technique and style that leaves one with the feeling that at the age of 84, Suárez has reinvented himself once again!

Screens together with Myst. Please note: this film is in Spanish and has no subtitles.

International title
Malinche's Dream
Filmmaker
Gonzalo Suárez
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Spain
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
50’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Joaquin Quiros
Production Company
Malinche Producciones
Sales
Malinche Producciones
Writer
Gonzalo Suárez
Editor
Juanjo Gimenez
Production Design
Pablo Auladell
Music
Bernardo Fuster, Luis Mendo
Cast
Pablo Guerrero, Carmelo Gómez, Santiago Meléndez, Ana Álvarez, Marian Álvarez