Can you imagine me raising a child? After all, I lose my keys once a week ... Vir and her partner, Lluís, are not prepared for parenthood—their relationship is fresh, unproven, lacking specifics and a serious plan. An unexpected pregnancy changes everything, forcing the couple to deal not only with the challenge of raising a child but also with a speeding carousel of emotions, tensions and conflicts. The story told by Marqués-Marcet is simple but extraordinarily evocative, as it combines elements of fiction and documentary: although the scenarios may be staged, the relationship between the actors playing the couple is real, as are the pregnancy and childbirth. The plot is thus an intimate record of very real experiences and situations—chronicle of a few extraordinary months of incredible intensity and the power of interaction. It is a story that is as old as the world and at the same time always new.
Born in Barcelona in 1983, Carlos Marqués-Marcet is a director, screenwriter and editor. He studied audiovisual communication at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and directing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and TV in Los Angeles. He earned acclaim with his full-length debut, 10,000 km, which won numerous festival awards.
2010 I’ll Be Alone (short)
2012 The Yellow Ribbon (short)
2014 10 000 km / 10.000 km
2017 Anchor and Hope
2019 Dni, które nadejdą / Els dies que vindran / The Days to Come