The interpreter

2015 | Documentary - Feature | 83min | HD | Color


How does a mother feel when she finds out about her son’s death? Is there any comfort? How can anyone ask then for the organ donation? Would she be able to overcome her own pain and see the potential those organs have to save other lives? Silvia Mira, a nurse in Alicante, has been facing those questions for fifteen years. Mastering five different languages, she has been able to conduct more than 100 donation interviews to tourists and foreigners living in Spain. The Spanish Model, known worldwide, is based on the coordination of several professionals and, above all, on the attention given to donors´families . But Silvia is convinced she is not the one to thank. “It’s not because of me, is because of the donors´ families and its generosity”, she replies, when asked about her job.


Direction: Antonio Pérez Molero
Script: Antonio Pérez Molero
Production companies: Inicia Films with the support of MEDIA, the ICEC, the ICAA, and the CDA (Centro de Desarrollo Audiovisual).
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre
Direction of photography: Antonio Pérez Molero
Artistic direction: Mónica Bernuy
Direct sound: Roger Blasco and Alvaro Silva
Original soundtrack: Gonzalo Perales
Edition: Antonio Pérez Molero and Nuria Campabadal
Locations: Barcelona, Alicante, Germany and the UK


SunnySide of the Doc 2010
Best Pitch Award

Montreal World Film Festival – Festival des Films du Monde 2015 (Canadá)

Pitching FIPA 2010

Cross Video Days 2013

IDOCLAB, Visions du Réel 2013

Best Documentary at Invisible Cinema in Bilbao 2016 (Spain)

ALPA 2016 (USA)

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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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