In Toloriu, a little village in the catalan Pyrenees, there is this legend about Xipahuatzin, the daughter of Montezuma, the aztec emperor, and how she was brought here by the baron Joan de Grau, Hernan Cortes’s comrade during Mexico’s conquest. It is said that some years after her arrival, the princess died of sadness, incapable of adapting herself to the cold winter of the mountains.
Direction: Patricia Ordaz Script: Patricia Ordaz Production companies: Inicia Films with the support of the ICAA, the ICEC and IMCINE Executive production: Valérie Delpierre Coproducers: Mireia Salgado , Eduard Fisa Direction of photography: Mireia Salgado Production management: Eduard Fisa
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.