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2023 / 86' / Spain

Inspired by a feminist science fiction story written in 1905 in Bengal, Inés embarks on a journey through India searching for the traces of Ladyland, an utoptian country for women.


Screenings schedule:

16.07.2024 at 12:30, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Red Hall




Isabel Herguera is a director for animation film. After graduating in fne arts from the Universidad del País Vasco, she continued her studies at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf as a student of the video artist Nam June Paik. She concluded her education with a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts.

From 1990 to 2003 she lived in Los Angeles, where she worked as an animator for Acme Filmworks, Klasky Szupo and for directors such as Maureen Selwood, Raimund Krumme and Sue Laughlin or Paul Vester. In 1996, she founded Loko Pictures, an animation studio where she produced and directed work for clients such as Philip Morris, FOX, Proctor and Gamble and HBO. In 2003 she returned to Europe and was the Festival Director of Animac, the International Animated Film Festival of Catalonia, and coordinated the moving image laboratory at Arteleku in San Sebastian.

Today Isabel is a professor for experimental animation at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad in India (since 2005) as well as a visiting professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (since 2012).

Sultana’s Dream is Isabel’s frst full-length flm. Her artistic path is based on creating connections between Spain and the world and promoting collaboration between local and global actors.

Selected filmography

  • La gallina ciega (2005)

  • Ámár (2010)

  • Bajo la almohada (2012)

  • Amore d’inverno (2014)

  • Kutxa beltza (2016)


Producer: El Gatoverde Producciones, Goya Sultana Films, Abano Producions, UniKo estudio, Fabian&Fred

Screenwriter: Isabel Herguera, Gianmarco Serra

Cast (voice): Paul B. Preciado, Mary Beard, Miren Arrieta, Mireia Gabilondo

Sales agent: SQUARE EYES


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