Original Title: Las Conchudas Spanish Title: Las Conchudas English Title: Bitches Year and month of production: 2020 Length: 5 minutes Production country: Spain Genre: Fiction Language: Spanish Subtitles: English Trailer (link): https://youtu.be/5KnyMfFFZz8 Web: Facebook:
Two close friends meet regularly in Santiago de Compostela to people-watch the Santiago Way's pilgrims; they mock, impersonate and deprecate their victims whilst they phantasise about their issues and secrets... but is loneliness -or a different perception of reality- inspiring this game?
Elvira Barboza is born in Buenos Aires in 1974 but her family is exiled in Madrid when she is 3 years old, during the Argentinian dictatorship.
She studies film at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and at Paris 8. Here she makes her first short film, «Lines», an experimental movie in 16mm.
She starts working at Duboi, a postproduction company, in the special effects department. Later on she starts working as an editor in French television. In 2004 she attends an acting course run by Carlo Boso that focuses in Commedia dell'Arte, where the emphasis is placed in improvisation. Here she starts to act and participate in plays created collectively.
She then decides to further explore the principles of improvisation, this time applying them to the following short films:«Red or white?», "This summer", and «Making the first move».
Lisa Martinez is born in Córdoba (Argentina) in 1969 amidst the "Cordobazo", a revolutionary uprising in which her father was taking part.
She grows up during the dictatorship hiding her identity and moving home regularly to avoid capture as her father and stepmother(s) are deeply involved in radical left activism.
She leaves home at 15 and embarks on a three year intensive course of drama studies led by Alexis Echenagucía and Teresa Istillarte in Buenos Aires. During those years takes part in experimental theatre plays exclusively derived from improvisation work and collaborates with Eugenio Barba's avant-garde Odin Theatre in street/community based theatrical interventions in Buenos Aires.
Trapped in a cycle of constant crises, hyperinflation and crap jobs, she travels to Europe in search of greener pastures; she spends four years in Madrid as an illegal immigrant doing more crap job,. and finally manages to acquire a Spanish passport by swearing allegiance to the fucking queen. Since 1994 she lives in London, working for many years as a translator and interpreter and a teacher at various prisons, trying to enable imprisoned illegal immigrants to acquire enough language skills to survive.
She is currently co-writing the script for a long feature film to be developed with her brother Alejandro Rath, Argentinian film-maker.