Isabel is an octogenarian woman who lives alone at home and hardly relates to her neighbours. She hasn’t slept much the night before and the day seems longer than usual. Absorbed in her memories and daily activities, Isabel will come across a feeling that has lived within her throughout her life.
Emilia Ruiz Director
Emilia Ruiz Writer
Emilia Ruiz Producer
Genres:Fiction, Drama, Social, Migration, Identity, Childhood-oldage, Femme
Runtime:17 minutes 47 seconds
Completion Date:May 7, 2013
Country of Origin:Spain
Country of Filming:Spain
Shooting Format:Digital, DSRL Camera,
In 2015, Emilia Ruiz has obtained the MASTER CINEMATOGRAPHIC DIRECTION by the European University Campus-San Miguel University. In 2010, She has completed her diploma in MEISNER TECNIQUE for actors with Javier Galitó-Cava and Rachel Adler. Previously she had trained with several teachers as: Alejandro Giles, Pactrick Wengenroth, Guillermo Ghio, Kari Margolis, Alejandro Catalan, John Strasberg, Joseph Alford, Bob McAndrew, Enrique Vargas, Christophe Marchand and Boris Rotenstein. Apart from that, she explores different body Languages disciplines like: Fitzmaurice Method with Catherine Fitzmaurice, Bioenergetics with Susi Ghio, Movement and voice with Matthew Graham Smith, Linklater Method with Cristine Adaire, Feldenkrais Method with Beatriz Walterspiel and Sabina Dahrendorf, and Flamenco and Belly dancing. Throughout this period, she has worked as an Actress in many short films and pieces of theatre. Simultaneously, she works as a Dramaturge and Theatrical Designer for the following projects: “La cuna ausente”, “Descenso”, “Pánico contenido” and “Se-cre-to”. In 2012 she was invited to participate as an Actor’s Coach in the film “El árbol sin sombra”.
Her passion of writing stories combined with her experience and knowledge of the actor's work increase her interest in the audiovisual world. She starts to film her first short film in 2012. At the same time, she participates in a Cinema photography workshop by Santiago Fillol and Diego Dussuel and Cinematographic Language workshop by Lluis Adller. Finally, she founds her own film producer, CLAVELITOFilms in order to group her projects as Filmmaker and Screenwriter. Nowadays she has produced and directed 8 short films, which have been screened in many Festivals around the world and have obtained some international awards. Emilia Ruiz continues writing and producing.
VIDAS PARALELAS (PARALLEL LIVES)
(Fiction / Comedy Drama / 13:30 / Spain 2014) In post-production
(Fiction / Reality / 01:00 / France 2014)
EL MUNDO TAN PEQUEÑITO (SUCH A SMALL WORLD)
(Fiction / Drama / 17:47 / Spain 2013)
(Fiction / Realism / 16:06 / Spain-Belgium 2013)
PASAJE NO REEMBOLSABLE (NON-REFUNDABLE TICKET)
(Fiction / Drama / 02:06 / Spain-Mexico-Argentina 2013)
L’AIR FAIT BOUGER LES CHOSES (THE AIR MAKES THINGS MOVE)
(Fiction / Drama / 10:20 / France-Spain 2013)
HAVING A SHOWER
(Fiction / Fantastic / 02:43 / Spain 2012)
I desired to talk about old people who live alone, abandoned in their loneliness, and neglected by an individualist society; the elderly, especially women, who usually live longer but are also more vulnerable. Such a small world talks about the traumas arisen from a forced uprooting during the most fragile period of life, childhood. Only by integrating the pain, from the point where it was cut short, we’ll be able to finally close our life cycle. Such a small world is an existential reflection in the last stage of our life: who we are and where are we going. Existential questions emphasized among migratory flows due to uprooting. The story is a quick look at the migration wave from southern to northern Spain that took place in the 60’s and 70’s, with the Andalusia immigration emblematic train “El Sevillano”, and the emotional contradictions converging during those long trips.