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Maria and I

Feature documentary | 80' | 2010 | Spain

Directors: Susana Guardiola, Françoise Polo
Production Company: BAUSAN FILMS

Work done in BAUSAN FILMS


María lives with her mother May, in the Canary Islands, 3000 km from Barcelona, where Miguel Gallardo lives. Sometimes Miguel and María go on holiday together, spending a week at a resort in Gran Canaria South; an unusual setting which doesn’t often have among its guests a single father and his fourteen year old autistic daughter. This is the story of one of their journeys, but above all it’s an original tale, full of humour, irony and sincerity, about how to live with a disability.


San Sebastián Int. Film Festival, Sección “Made in Spain”, Spain 2010.
27th Chicago Latino Film Festival, april 2011, USA.
13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival – Images of the 21st Century, Greece 2011.

Mon – Doc, Documentary Film Festival Montaverner, Valencia, Spain 2012.
DocsBarcelona Int. Documentary Festival Int. Barcelona, 2012 Spain.
La Mirada Film Festival, “New Releases” section, April 2011, Australia.
New York Internacional Latino Film Festival, August 2011, USA.
II Festival Cine & Televisión “Reino de León”, 2011 León, Spain.
12th Festival Int. Du Film d’ Aubagne, Aubagne 2011, France.
Alcine – Festival Internacional de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Nov. 2010, Spain.
Miradasdocs Documentary Film Festival Tenerife, Nov. 2010, Spain.
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Official section, 2010 USA.
BFI London Film Festival, Section “Cinema Europa” London 2010, U.K.
Busan International Film Festival, “Wide Angle” section. South Korea 2010.
Festival de Cine de Pamplona, Sección “Valor Visual” y “Edicactif” 2010, Spain.
Málaga Spanish Film Festival, Official section Documentaries, 2010 Spain.
REC10, Festival de Tarragona, Official section Competition 2010, Spain.


Award Educactif. XI Pamplona Film Festival, 2010, Spain
Award for "Best Debut Film" REC10 Int. Film Festival Tarragona, 2010, Spain
Award "DOCS & TEENS" DocsBarcelona Int. Documentary Festival 2012, Spain.

Award "Justice and Disability Forum" Equality Foundation Cáceres FIC2010, Spain.
Justice and Disability Forum Award: "For the treatment given to information on the group of persons with disabilities." Awarded by the General Council of the Judiciary, Spain 2011.
Prize "Best movie based on a comic" Barcelona International Comics Convention, FICOMIC, 2011.
Award "Golden Wave" International Film Festival about family, CinemaNet 2010, SPain.
Award “Adaptación a una vida, una vida de cine”  Cibra 2010 Festival 2010, La Puebla de Montalbán, Spain.
Award to "Best Film" 40th ALCINE, Festival of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.