Foremost by night

2023 I Fiction I Drama I 109 min I Color


When Vera was young, she wasn’t able to take care of her son and had to give him up for adoption. Years later, when she tried to find him, the institutions told her that her file did not exist. She has continued to look for him ever since. When Cora was young, her doctor told her that she could not have children and that only by adopting could she start a family. Cora has dedicated her life to teaching piano lessons and caring for her adopted son, Egoz, about to turn 18. Now, the paths of these three characters – a mother, a son, a mother – are about to cross. And their encounter will change their lives forever.


Direction: Víctor Iriarte
Script: Isa Campo, Andrea Queralt, Víctor Iriarte
Direction of Cinematography: Pablo Paloma
Sound Direction: Alazne Ameztoy
Editing: Ana Pfaff
Production: A production by Reescritura AIE, Inicia Films, La Termita Films, Atekaleun, CSC Films y Víctor Iriarte. In coproduction with Ukbar Filmes, 4A4 Productions. With the participation of ICAA, Gobierno Vasco, Diputación de Guipúzcoa, RTVE, TV3 , EITB, Eurimages, Aide aux cinémas du monde and the collaboration of  Institut Ramon Llull.
Executive Producers: Tamara García Iglesias, Katixa de Silva, Valérie Delpierre, Isa Campo, Pandora da Cunha, Andrea Queralt 
Distribution: Atalante
International Sales: Alpha Violet


Lola Dueñas, Ana Torrent, Manuel Egozkue


Jeonju International Film Festival 2024 (SOUTH KOREA)

Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias 2024 (COLOMBIA)

New Directors / New Film Festival 2024 (UNITED STATES)

Internacional Cinephile Society Awards 2024
Best Debut Film
Best Suppoting Actress (Ana Torrent)

Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes 2024 (FRANCIA)

Festival Internacional Cinematográfico de Uruguay 2024 (URUGUAY)

CinemaAttic – Catalan Film Festival 2024 (UNITED KINGDOM)

Gaudí Awards 2024 (SPAIN)
Nomination for Best Original Script (Isa Campo, Andrea Queralt i Víctor Iriarte)
Nomination for Best Editing a (Ana Pfaff)
Nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Ana Torrent)

Feroz Awards 2024 (SPAIN)
Nomination for Arrebato de Ficción

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana 2023 (CUBA)

Marrakech International Film Festival 2023 (MARRAKECH)

Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2023 (SPAIN)

Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería 2023 (SPAIN)
Best Direction
Prize of the Jury

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2023 (GREECE)

Mar de Plata International Film Festival 2023 (ARGENTINA)

SEMINCI – Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid 2023 (SPAIN)

CINEMED – Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2023 (FRANCE)

Abycine Festival de Cine de Albacete 2023 (SPAIN)

Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2023 (BRAZIL)

Viennale Vienna International Film Festival, 2023 (AUSTRIA)

Chicago International Film Festival, 2023 (UNITED ESTATES)

Festival du Cinema Espagnol de Toulouse – Cinespaña 2023 (FRANCE)
Best Direction

BFI London Film Festival 2023 (UNITED KINGDOM)

Venice Days – Giornate degli Autori 2023 (ITALY)

Giornate degli Autori, 2023 (ITALY)

At Inicia Films we understand that production is a way to influence society and connect emotionally with the audience. Since 2006 we have been working to promote new generations of filmmakers and thus give them a voice in today’s audiovisual world.

Through the eyes of our creators, the sensitivity of our authors, we accompany the development of international projects and multicultural talent, building bridges between their experiences abroad and their roots. We deal with topics that respond to current concerns and we believe that by connecting people and emotions we can help draw new narrative and visual horizons.

The films produced by Inicia Films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals, including “Schoolgirls” by Pilar Palomero with four 2021 Goya Awards, including Best Film; “Summer 1993” by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlinale 2017; “La Maternal” also by Pilar Palomero, winner of the Silver Shell for Best Performance, “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, two Forque Awards including Best Film, two Feroz Awards including Best dramatic film and 3 Goya Awards 2024; “Foremost by night” by Víctor Iriarte, premiered at Giornate degli autori in Venice and winner of the Feroz Arrebato de Ficcion Prize; “Unicorns” by Àlex Lora, with Premiere in the Official Section of the Malaga Festival and “Teresa” by Paula Ortiz, premiered in this edition of the Seminci in Valladolid. For documentaries such as “Singing on the Rooftops” by Enric Ribes, with Premiere at Sheffield DocFest. Also for shorts such as “Los desheredados” by Laura Ferrés, Best Short Film at the Semaine de la Critique de Cannes, “El bus” by Sandra Reina, premiered at SXSW, Nominated for the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Prize.


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