52nd edition

Sombras en una batalla

Fortnight 1993, Feature film, 1 h 37


South West of the province of Zamora, by the portuguese border, lives a woman named Ana, who is a veterinarian. She has a daughter and a colleague with whom she shares her daily routine. Her permanent mistrust about what surrounds her, her withdrawn nature and her imposed solitude reveal a secret fear, the feeling that the past events have forced her to flee to this desolate landscape, where she lives prisoner of herself. One day, the past emerges when a handsome man comes knocking at her door. Old voices call upon her, recalling long-forgotten feelings, taking her back to this forgotten battle during which she played, year in and year out, the role of a vague shadow no one could have possibly identified.


  • Carmen Maura
  • Fernando Valverde
  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Joaquim de Almeida
  • Ramon Langa
  • Sonia Martin


Mario Camus

Manuel Velasco

Julio Recuero

Jose Maria Biurrum

Sébastien Mariné

Set decoration
Rafael Palmero, Carlos Dorremochea


Productin : Cayo Largo Films, Madrid, Espagne Vente à l’étranger : Sogepaq, Madrid, Espagne

Title in Original Version : Des ombres dans la bataille