World premiere


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Àlex Mañas
23rd Youth and Children's Film Festival
International Youth Competition Programme
drama, youth film
friendship, grief, death, suicide

“Hada committed suicide” – this WhatsApp sentence broke the hard news to some of her old school friends. Like all of them, she was 23 years old and although they had lost track of each other recently, they had been on the same basketball team since they were eight years old. Hada was the captain. Amid the emotional earthquake, her friends propose to pay tribute to her. The proposal is not received in the same way by everyone; each one has reasons for or against it. Among them, Sara is especially hurt because the last time she met Hada, she was in the audience, and she was performing a suicide on stage.

Age recommendation: 14+

Àlex Mañas
Àlex Mañas
Maria Sanz, Sara Espías, Júlia Ferré, Héctor Vidondo, Adrián Portillo
Ginebra Vall
Kiku Piñol
Art director
Mònica Condins
Juan Gabriel García
Xavi Lloses, Maria Arnal y Marcel Bagés, Begoña Salazar
Turkana films
Estonian, English
Àlex Mañas

Àlex Mañas , after graduating in Law (UB) he studied Dramatic Art at the Nancy Tuñón studio for four years and after his training as an actor, he studied Dramaturgy at the Obrador de la Sala Beckett in Barcelona. In 2005 he wrote and directed his first play in the professional theatre circuit: "Algo" ("Something") with which he was nominated for the Premis Barcelona de Teatre (Theatre Awards of Barcelona) and it had performances in Madrid and Barcelona. The following year he took a postgraduate course in directing actors at the Faculty of Audiovisual Communication at the Ramon Llull Blanquerna University in Barcelona and at the same time wrote his second play, with which he won the 2006 SGAE National Theatre Prize: "En cualquier otra parte" ("Everywhere else"). Since then, he has alternated between writing and directing plays and audiovisual scripts. In 2015 he took a master's degree in Cinematographic Directing at the ESCAC (UB) and, while continuing to write and direct theatre, he set his sights on materialising audiovisual projects, also as a director. Some of his most performed plays are the following: a musical "Què" (Butaca Award winner), "Íncubo" ("Incubus"), "Amanda T" (BBVA Award Finalist) or "Algo" (nominated for best play at the Teatre Barcelona Awards). As an author, his plays have been performed at some of the best theatres over several cities: Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (National Theater of Catalonia), Festival Temporada Alta de Girona (Girona High Season Festival), Festival Grec de Barcelona (Greek Festival of Barcelona), Teatre Lliure de Barcelona ("Free Theatre" of Barcelona), Teatro Coliseum de Barcelona, Teatre Villarroel, Teatro Fernán Gómez de Madrid, Teatro del Arte de Madrid or Casa del Teatro de Bogotá (Bogotá Theater House, Colombia), among other places.

Valik/Selected: Mejor Amigo (2015), POLiAMOR (2018), Hada (2023)

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7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening030703 / Hada
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsÀlex Mañas (Director, Screenwriter), Maria Sanz I Huguet (Cast), Sara Rodríguez Espias (Cast), Júlia Ferré Merino (Cast), Irene Quirós Matos (Cast), Adrián Portillo Rodríguez (Cast), Héctor Vidondo (Cast)
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1st Saku hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening121103 / Hada
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening161403 / Hada
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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