I Have Electric Dreams

Tengo sueños eléctricos

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Eva is a strong-willed, restless 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother, her younger sister, and their cat, but desperately wants to move in with her estranged father. Clinging onto him as he goes through a second adolescence, she balances between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life and the ruthlessness of the adult world. Bathed in a richly textured imagery and soaked in raw sensitivity, the film captures the thin line between love and hate, in a world where aggression and rage intertwined with the vertigo of female sexual awakening.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Valentina Maurel
Script: Valentina Maurel
Cinematography: Nicolás Wong Andres Diaz
Editing: Bertrand Conard
Sound: Erick Arnoldo Vargas Ortega
Actors: Daniela Marín Navarro, Reinaldo Amien Gutiérrez
Production: Wrong Men, Geko Films
Producers: Benoit Roland, Grégoire Debailly
Co-production: Tres Tigres Films
Co-producers: Felipe Cordero, Valentina Maurel
Costumes: Mauricio Esquivel
Production Design: Guillaume Landron, Mauricio Esquivel
Make Up: Paula Carvajal
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium, France, Costa Rica
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 103΄
Contact: Heretic
Awards/Distinctions: Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress – Locarno IFF 2022, Horizontes Latinos Award – San Sebastián IFF 2022

Valentina Maurel

Valentina Maurel, a Franco-Costarican filmmaker based in Costa Rica, she graduated from Insas, Brussels, with a degree in filmmaking. She directed Paul is Here, her graduation film, for which she received the First Cinéfondation Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Lucía en el limbo, her second short film shot in Costa Rica, was selected at the Critics’ Week at Cannes 2019, at the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF, and received the first prize at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico.


2013 Les Prénoms (short doc)
2015 Perfect Hotel (short doc)
2016 Paul is Here (short)
2019 Lucía en el Limbo (short)
2022 I Have Electric Dreams