THAT WAS LIFE
David Martín de los Santos - Road Movie, Coming-of-age. 104' Fiction.
Maria's stable, retired life drastically changes when the condition of a young patient sharing a hospital room abruptly worsens. This road movie celebrates human dignity with the ageless possibilities of life.
Two Spanish women from different generations coincide in a hospital room in Belgium. María (Petra Martínez) has been living there for decades after emigrating when she was young, and Verónica (Anna Castillo) is a girl recently arrived in search of opportunities she never found in Spain. A strange friendship is forged between them which will lead María to set out on a return journey to the south of Spain with an unusual mission. What begins as a journey in search of Verónica's roots will become an opportunity to question certain principles on which she had based her life.
33rd Tokyo International Film Festival (Official Selection)
17th Seville City Festival (Official Selection
Best Actress Award: Petra Martínez
ASECAN Award to the Best Film of the Official Section
Almeria International Film Festival 2020 (Official Selection Opera Prima)
2nd Best First Film Award
XV Festival de Cine Inédito de Mérida (Official Selection)
D'A Barcelona 2021 (Special Screening)
Malaga Film Festival 2021 (Special Screening)
Film Fest DC. Washington Film Festival (Official Selection)
London Spanish Film Festival (Official Selection)
Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) (Official Selection. Starts July 23rd)