festival program / Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

Innocence, The


Fresh off of a critically-acclaimed premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and two Goya Nominations (including Best Breakout Performance for its young protagonist), Lucia Alemany's debut feature, The Innocence, is a fresh, honest coming-of-age story that is sure to launch many promising careers for Alemany and her talented cast.

It's summertime and Lis spends her days hanging out on the village streets with her friends and flirting with her boyfriend Nestor, who is a few years older than her. The lack of privacy and endless gossiping among the neighbors compel her to keep her relationship a secret to ensure that her parents don't find out. When the idyllic summer comes to an end, Lis will have to fight to secure her independence and overcome the challenges that adulthood brings.

Featuring a powerful supporting performance from the great Spanish actor Sergi Lopez, The Innocence is a rich in character, detail, humanity, and wisdom.

This screening is sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, HBO, FlixLatino, ViendoMovies Available with Xfinity, the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund and Acción Cultural Española.

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MDC’s Tower Theater Miami 1

Director Bio

Lucia Alemany is a film director from Traiguera, Spain. Her debut film, La Inocencia (19), was selected for the New Directors competition of 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival and won the Abycine Indie award.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Lucia Alemany
  • Producer(s)
    Lina Badenes GarcÍa
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Laia Soler, Lucia Alemany
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Joan Bordera
  • Composer
    Òscar Senén
  • Cast
    Carmen Arrufat, Laia Marull, Sergi Lopez, Joel Bosqued

Film Info