After the wreck of a ship, 147 men try to survive, confined in a raft adrift in the middle of the sea. This shipwreck was immortalized by Théodore Géricault in the famous canvas The Raft of the Medusa, preserved in the Louvre Museum. The italian writer Alessandro Baricco narrates these events in the novel Oceano Mare, into the chapter titled El Vientre del Mar.
Golden Biznaga- Best Spanish Film, Silver Biznaga - Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Music | Malaga Spanish FF, Spain, 2021
Russian Film Critics Award | Moscow IFF, Russia, 2021
CAST & CREW
Javier Pérez Santana, Cesc Mulet
Agustí Villaronga, Alessandro Baricco
Director of Photography
Josep M. Civit, Blai Tomàs
Lucía Millán, Fernando Novillo
Roger Casamajor, Oskar Kapoya, Muminu Diallo, Amand Buika, Marc Bonnin
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Born 1953. Agustí Villaronga was born in Palma, his grandparents had been itinerant puppeteers and his father was a child of the Spanish Civil War, a fact that would resurface repeatedly in the director's filmography. Since childhood, his father encouraged his love for films and from early in his life he wanted to become a film director. He worked as an actor and made some shorts. Villaronga made his directorial debut in 1986 with the film Tras el cristal, which was selected by the Berlin IFF receiving critical praise and many awards. Now he is one of the most personal and secret voices of European cinema. Always ground-breaking, he shifts through the bravest and most unyielding paths. His films have been selected and awarded in festivals such as Berlín, Cannes, Montreal, San Sebastián, Tokyo and twice selected to represent Spain and Mexico at the Oscars.
In a Glass Cage (1985), Moon Child (1989), The Sea (2000), Aro Tolbukhin - in the Mind of a Killer (2002), Black Bread (2010), The King of Havana (2015), Uncertain Glory (2017), Born a King (2018), The Belly of the Sea (2021).