Batallas íntimas / Intimate Battles

A film by Lucía Gajá

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

With director Lucía Gajá in attendance

This feature was preceded by the short film Nos faltan (Missing)

This film was part of the Ambulante Showcase

This film was co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin


Batallas íntimas


Mexico, Documentary, 2016
87 min, Color
Spanish, English, Hindi, Finnish with English subtitles

Through five stories, narrated in Finland, India, Mexico, Spain, and the United States, BATALLAS ÍNTIMAS follows the road of resilience and reinvention of the protagonists who survived domestic violence, and conclude that love is not supposed to hurt and their home should be the safest place.

Regional Premiere


Lucía GajáLucía Gajá studied cinematographic studies with a specialty in direction at CUEC–UNAM in Mexico City. Her first feature film MI VIDA DENTRO won the best documentary award as well as the Best Documentary directed by a woman at the Morelia Film Festival in 2007. It was nominated for best documentary by the Mexican Film Academy at the Ariel Ceremony. Shown both in official and non-official selection at the 2008 Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, Tribeca and Munich Film, the film was crucial in Rosa Estela Olvera’s appeal case in Austin, Texas.



Producer: Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul, Lucía Gajá
Production Companies: Caguama Producciones, IMCINE, FOPROCINE
Screenwriter: Lucía Gajá
Cinematographer: Marc Bellver
Editor: Francisco X. Rivera, Lucía Gajá, Mariana Rodríguez
Sound Design: Matías Barberis
Music: Jacobo Lieberman, Leonardo Heiblum

Print Source: Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul,