Her granddad has lost the will to live, because his girlfriend has suddenly vanished. A lot is changing in a short period of time for 13-year-old Selva.

In a small village off the coast lives 13-year-old Selva with Tata, her grandfather, and his alcoholic girlfriend Elena. Selva and Elena have a love-hate relationship. In the forest, Selva occasionally meets a friendly woman with long braids who only she can see. Selva’s childhood comes to an end when Elena suddenly disappears and Tata loses the will to live.

After the film screening  there will be a Q&A with the director.

This film + Q&A is free of charge for members of We Are Public

About the director:

Sofía Quirós Ubeda (1989, Argentina) is an Argentine/Costa Rican director and writer who studied Image and Sound Design at UBA and has directed several short films. Selva (2016) won the TV5 Prize in Biarritz and the Women in Film and TV Award at Guanajuato. Ceniza Negra (2019) is her debut feature and world premièred in Critics’ Week at Cannes.