Woman Without Piano
Woman Without Piano

Woman Without Piano

Director Javier Rebollo

Production year 2009

Length 95min.

Country France/Spain


Woman Without Piano portrays 24 hours in the domestic, professional and sexual daily life of the 21st-century housewife in Madrid. The main characters are a suitcase, a pair of shoes, Carmen Machi (in her first leading movie role) and Czech actor, composer and scriptwriter Jan Budar.


Silver Shell for Best Director, the TVE Otra Mirada Award | San Sebastian IFF, Spain, 2009

Best Movie | AFI Los Angeles IFF, USA, 2009

Best Movie, Best Actress | Tirana IFF, Albania, 2009


Javier Rebollo
Javier Rebollo



Jérôme Vidal


Lola Mayo, Javier Rebollo

Director of Photography

Santiago Racaj

Production designer

Miguel Ángel Rebollo


Patrick Ghislain, Pelayo Gutiérrez, Álex F. Capilla


Ángel Hernández Zoido


Carmen Machi, Jan Budar, Pep Ricart, Cruz López-Cortón, Nadia de Santiago, Esperanza de la Vega, Victoria Sáez, Isabelle Stoffel, Tomás del Estal, Myrian Marine

Production company(ies)

An Avalon PC, Lolita Films, Noodles Production

Javier Rebollo

Woman Without Piano is his second feature film. He directed his first, Lola, in 2006. The movie has received awards in many international film festivals, including the FIPRESCI Award at the London FF, The Grand Prix at the Seoul IFF, Grand Prix from the Marseille FF, the Best Director Prize in festivals in Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), and The Best First Work Award at the festivals of Tudela (Spain), Guadalajara (Mexico), Madrid Imagen (Spain) and Chicago (USA). Before that, Javier Rebollo had over 10 years experience in writing and directing short films. Among his accomplishments are nominations for the American Academy Award, and the Goya Prize (Spanish Film Academy Award) and participation in several most important festivals (Clermont-Ferrand, Cracow, Montreal, Locarno, etc.). He also collaborated with the Spanish Television (TVE, La 2) in a series of documentaries that gained him the Journalist Prize of Reina Sofía in 2006. In 1996, along with Damián París and Lola Mayo, he set up the production company Lolita Films, with which he has produced all his short films and television documentaries. Between his own and other acclaimed Spanish directors' short films, the company has won more than 200 awards.


En medio de ninguna parte (1997), Hello, Stranger (1998), El equipaje abierto (1999), Diminutos del calvario (segment El preciso orden de las cosas, 2001), En camas separadas (2003), Lo que sé de Lola (2006), Woman Without Piano (2009)

FILMS 2010