World Premiere
Selection 2022

The Anteroom

Directed by Elisa Puerto Aubel

Spain 2022 10 mins OV Spanish Subtitles : English

In the near future, at the border of an unnamed any-country, a desperate refugee and her baby reach a customs holding chamber in a computer-operated cabin, where she struggles to convince a machine that they’re eligible to reach safe harbour. Tight world-building, strong art direction and a gut-wrenching lead performance carry Elisa Puerto Aubel’s upsettingly pertinent film across all lines. – Mitch Davis