Song to a lady in the shadow

Experimental feature film filmed in Super 8 and 16mm
Genre: experimental documentary
Length: 117 min.
Direction and script: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Cast: Alicia González Laá, Padi Padilla, Rahme Veziroglu, and Lisa Bause
Editing: Anna Pfaff
Cinematography: Américo Voltio
Art direction: Laurà Ginès Bataller and Pepon Meseses Gutiérrez
Sound design: Alejandra Molina
Music: Carles Mestre
Found footage: ALMU

Produced by Cornelius Films and Isolda (Carolina Astudillo), with the associated production of EUROM and Wendy Espinal.

With the support of ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts) and the collaboration of Filmoteca de Catalunya and the mentoring program of L’Alternativa Film Festival.


A woman awaits the return of a man who enlisted at the front when the Civil War began. He writes her letters from France. She reads them to her children by candlelight. This Penelope does not stay at home knitting during the day and unweaving at night. Years go by and he doesn’t come back. She has stopped receiving letters and doesn’t know what could have happened to him. We are in this part of the world where the dead are piled up in an inextricable charnel house. This is happening in Europe.


  • Festival de Málaga – Documentaries, official selection (2022)
  • D’A Film Festival, Barcelona – Documentaries, official selection (2022)
  • Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay (2022)