El cuarto desnudo / The Naked Room
A film by Nuria Ibáñez
Mexico, Testimonial Documentary, 2013
70 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles
This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)
EL CUARTO DESNUDO offers a glimpse of a whole world without leaving a single space: the consultation room in a children’s hospital in Mexico City. Listening to children, their parents, and their doctors during consultations, the film exposes a profound and extreme social reality in Mexico. But it is not only a portrait of a single city or country. Through these fragile children, the film speaks of the fragility of human nature. After having its world premiere at FIC UNAM, this documentary went on to win Best Documentary and Best Documentary by a Woman at the Morelia International Film Festival last year.
About the director
Nuria Ibáñez studied journalism in Spain, but only became a filmmaker after she arrived in Mexico in 2002. Her first feature, LA CUERDA FLOJA, won the “Regards Neufs” Award at the Visions du Réel Festival in 2010. The film was also nominated for the Ariel Awards in 2010 and selected for various festivals, including IDFA, Viennale, and True/False.
Producer: Cristina Velasco, Nuria Ibáñez
Production Companies: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
Screenwriter: Nuria Ibáñez
Cinematographer: Ernesto Pardo
Editor: Lucrecia Gutiérrez Maupomé
Sound Design: Federico González
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