La Maternal

2022 I Feature film I Drama I 100min I Colour I HD


Carla is 14 years old and is a defiant and rebellious young woman. He lives in an old roadside restaurant on the outskirts of a town with his young single mother while he skips class and spends the hours with his friend Efraín. When the social worker realizes that she is five months pregnant, Carla enters ‘La Maternal’, a center for underage mothers where she shares her daily life with other young women like her. Together with their babies, they will face this new world of adults for which they have not had time to prepare.


Direction: Pilar Palomero
Script: Pilar Palomero
Direction of cinematography : Julián Elizalde
Art Direction: Mónica Bernuy
Sound Direction: Leo Dolgan
Editing: Sofie Escudé
Executive production:Valérie Delpierre and Álex Lafuente
Production companies: Inicia Films, BTeamProds, Barrixica AIE. With the financing of MEDIA, ICAA, ICEC. With the participation of RTVE, TV3, Movistar+ and Aragón TV and with the collaboration of Institut Ramon Llull and Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union
Distribution: BTeam Pictures
Sales Agent: Elle Driver


Carla Quilez , Angela Cervantes , Jordan Angel Dumes


2 Premis Gaudí
Best New Actress
Best Supporting Actress

Premiere in Festival de San Sebastián 2022 (Spain)
Concha de Plata to the Best Female Performance

Zurich Film Festival 2022 (Switzerland)

Chicago International Film Festival 2022 (EEUU)

Bogotá International Film Festival 2022 (Colombia)

Festival Cinespaña de Toulouse (Francia)
Best Cinematography Award
Nuevos Cineastas Award
Jurado Joven Award
Best Sound Award

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival 2022 (Spain)
Best Direction Award
Best Actress Award
Best Cinematography

Festival Cine por Mujeres 2022 (Spain)

Som Cinema Lleida 2022 (Spain)
Jury Award

Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2022 (Estonia)

Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón 2022 (Spain)

Stockholm Film Festival 2022 (Sweden)
Honrary Mention

Most Festival (Spain)

Founded in 2006, Inicia Films is an independent Spanish production company based in Barcelona. After many years of being involved in the audiovisual production industry, Valérie Delpierre decided to create her own company with the aim of developing projects, focused on international co-productions and the development of new talent. Our feature films, short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded in many international festivals, including the Berlinale (Best Opera Prima Award 2017 for Carla Simón’s Estiu 1993) and La Semaine de la Critique of Cannes (Leica Discovery Prize 2017 for Laura Ferrés’ The Disinherited). We have produced documentaries with different European production companies and with the support of TV channels such as RTVE, TVC, ARTE, ZDF and CBC as well as regional, national and European institutions. At this moment, we are developing two fiction feature films, two hybrid short films and a television documentary with the support of TVE.


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