Directed by Álvaro Gago
Spain | 100 minutes | 2023 | Galician

Ramona’s life in a Galician fishing village is a constant hustle. Always sacrificing everything for her daughter’s future, she will be pushed to look inwards and to think that, maybe, there is something new to live for.


Director: Álvaro Gago
Screenplay: Álvaro Gago
Cinematography: Lucía C. Pan
Editing: Ricardo Saraiva
Production Design: Melania Freire
Costume Design: 
Uxía Vaello
Sound on set: Xavier Souto
Sound design: 
Diego Staub

Production Companies: Matriuska Producciones, Avalon P.C.,  Elastica Films, Ringo Media

Cast: María Vazquez, Santi Prego, Soraya Luaces, E.R. Cunha “Tatán”, Susana Sampedro

With financial support of:
ICAA, AGADIC, CRTVG, Movistar+, Diputación de Pontevedra, The Screen

  • Álvaro Gago
    Álvaro Gago

Festivals & Awards:
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Álvaro Gago

Álvaro Gago was selected by Variety in 2019 as a Spanish talent to track and as a Star of Tomorrow by Screen International in 2021.
In 2017 he directed a short film “Matria”, which was a 2019 Goya nominee and received the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. His follow up short film, “16 de decembro”, premiered at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival and was also a Goya nominee in 2021.
He is currently working on his debut film “Matria” (titled like the short) which was part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market and has been developed at the TIFF Academy, La Incubadora or the MFI Script Lab.

Selected Filmography

2022, MATRIA (long feature)
2019, 16 DE DECEMBRO
2017, MATRIA (Short Film)