La Higuera

Fiction short film
Genre: western
Length: 18 min.
Directed by Mikel Mas
Written by Mikel Mas and Cristian Rubio
Cinematography: Diego Cabezas
Art designer: Marina Pérez
Music: Eli Rufat
Cast: Marcel Borràs, Pedro Casablanc, Joseba Usabiaga, Adrián Grösser and Simon Ferrero.

Produced by Cornelius Films, Emblema Films & Magno Entertainment. With the support of ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts), Junta de Extremadura and ICEC (Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies).

 

Extremadura (Spain), 19th century. Four shepherd children play cards under the shade of a fig tree since the arrival of Rogelio will change their lives forever. He won’t allow them to roam freely over the plains and hills anymore. As children, he’d throw rocks at them whenever he saw them, but now that they’re adults, he uses guns.

So far, his only victim is one of the sheep in their flock, but who knows if, in the future, one of them will be next. The time has come to face him and finally do something about it; so the four friends decide to pick, through a game of cards, which of them will be the one to kill their oppressor.

Festivals and awards

  • Nominated as a best shortfilm – XII Premis Gaudí (2019), Spain.
  • Reyes Abades award to the best extremenian shortfilm – Festival de cine Ibérico de Badajoz (2019), Spain.
  • Best extremenian shortfilm – Festival El Pecado de Llerena (2019), Spain.