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La Maternal

La Maternal

Pilar Palomero

01.07 UGC De BrouckĂšre 21:15 TICKETS
03.07 UGC De BrouckĂšre 15:00 TICKETS
Fiction . 120' . Spain . 2022 . ES / ST : FR-EN

At the age of 14, Carla is a wild and rebellious teenager. Living in a modest restaurant on the outskirts of town with her young single mother, she skips school and passes the time with her friend Efraín. When a social worker realizes that Carla is five months pregnant, she is taken to ‘La Maternal’, a center for teenage mothers, to live with other young women like herself. Together with their babies, they will learn to cope with this new adult life for which they have had no time to prepare.

★ In the presence of the actress Carla Quilez | 🌿 Shell for Best Leading Performance, San Sebastian Film Festival 2022 | đŸ‡Ș🇾 The Cultural and Scientific Service of the Spanish Embassy supports the attendance of guests


Carla QuĂ­lez

Ángela Cervantes

Rubén Martínez

Pepe Lorente


Pilar Palomero


Pilar Palomero



Julian Elizalde


Mafalda Alba


Barrixica AIE

Inicia Films



Elle Driver

Pilar Palomero

Pilar Palomero

Pilar Palomero graduated from the University of Zaragoza with a degree in Hispanic Philology in 2003. She works as a scriptwriter and teaches film and audiovisual studies, and has written and directed various short films that have been screened at different international festivals. In 2013 she took part in the Film Factory doctoral programme, created by Hungarian film director BĂ©la Tarr in Sarajevo. As well as continuing to make short films and documentaries, she works as a television scriptwriter. In 2020, she co-wrote the screenplay for Diego Moncada’s Chaco, which premiered at the Rotterdam Festival. In that same year, she released her first feature length film, Las niñas, at the Berlin Film Festival. This won her various awards, including the Golden Biznaga at the Malaga Festival and the Goya Award for the Best Film in 2021. Her second feature film, La Maternal, was selected in Official Competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2022 and won the Silver Shell Award for Best Leading Performance.


2009 : Niño balcón (short)

2012 : Chan Chan (short)

2017 : La noche de todas las cosas (short)

2017 : Horta (short doc)

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