2022 I Fiction I Drama I Color I HD


Spain, the 16th century. Teresa waits patiently. She knows the time has come. Today, the Inquisitor will come. The fate of the San José monastery, which she worked so hard to found with her sisters, depends on his visit and his judgement. His questions and his conclusions will decide what happens to her sisters, and what happens to her. Freedom, imprisonment or burning at the stake. In a conversation taking place on a single night, Teresa will struggle through words, her past, fears, doubts and guilt, to try to find her freedom. “In contradiction is the gain”. Teresa is the film adaptation of Juan Mayorga’s The Tongue in Pieces about Saint Teresa of Ávila.


Direction: Paula Ortiz
Script: Paula Ortiz, Javier García Arredondo. Play: Juan Mayorga
Production companies: Inicia Films in co-production with BTEAM Prods. With the support of ICEC, ICAA, Institut Ramon Llull and Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre and Paula Ortiz
Direction of cinematography: Rafa García
Art Direction: Marta Loza and José Tirado
Editing: Estel Roman and Pablo Gómez Pan
Distribution: Bteam Pictures
International Sales: Filmax


Blanca Portillo, Asier Etxeandia, Greta Fernández, Luis Bermejo, Consuelo Trujillo, Claudia Traisac


Festival de Cine Español de Cáceres 2024 (SPAIN)
Best Actress Award (Blanca Portillo)
Best Actor Award (Asier Etxeandia)

Feroz Awards 2024 (SPAIN)
Nomination for a Arrebato de Ficción

Forqué Awards 2023 (SPAIN)
Nomination for Best Mejor Female Interpretation (Blanca Portillo)

REC-Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tarragona 2023 (SPAIN)

Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2023 (ESTONIA)

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

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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