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Ramona

Directed by
Andrea Bagney

Status . Completed

Country . Spain

Runtime . 80 min.

Year . 2022

Language . Spanish

Genre . Romantic Comedy

Ramona has just moved to Madrid with her boyfriend, hoping to get a fresh start. She wants to be an actress, a mother, and live in the city’s best neighborhood. The day before her first audition, she meets an older man, Bruno, with whom she feels an instant connection.


Ramona runs off, scared of her own feelings but the next day, she discovers that Bruno is the director she’s supposed to audition with. ..

DIRECTOR

Andrea Bagney was born in Madrid in 1986 in a half Spanish, half Polish-American family, and studied Modern History and Politics in Royal Holloway (University of London). Always a writer, she experimented in different fields before finally deciding to become a filmmaker. Her first short film, which she shot in Qatar (Max: a Doha Story), was self-produced and served as a school for her. After the birth of her two children, she decided to make her first feature no matter what: Ramona was written with the conviction that it would be filmed even if the resources were very scarce. Delayed by Covid, Ramona was finally shot in 2021 in a surreal, post-pandemic Madrid.

CAST & CREW

CAST

Lourdes Hernández (aka Russian Red)

Francesco Carril ('August Virgin')
Bruno Lastra ('Elite', 'Wrong Side of the Tracks', 'Borgia')


PRODUCERS

Tortilla Films
Sergio Uguet de Resayre ('Crumbs', 2015, 'Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway')

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Karlovy Vary 2022 - Proxima section

“An enjoyable work benefitting from
a sparky central turn from Lourdes
Hernández... It’s easy to make a favorable
comparison to ‘The Worst Person In The
World’... A hispanic ‘A Bout De Souffle’...
a sharp, urban character portrait....”

“The spirit of the French New Wave lives on
in Andrea Bagney’s Ramona... Eye-catching
performance from Spanish multi-hyphenate
Lourdes Hernandez... Editing is snappy
and eye-catching.
Redolent of the early Almodovar.”