Longing for Light

Anhel de llum

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
In this analog cinematic declaration of love to a city and its people, the sun becomes a brush and Barcelona becomes a frame. Alba Cros Pellisé paints a portrait of the city and its human environment; besides, Barcelona is where she met other lesbian women for the first time, where she found lovers, and where the members of her chosen family live. She films them at their homes and on the streets, where sunlight illuminates the cobblestones and walls, as well as people’s faces. Her journal-style voice-over is put into motion through title cards, jazzy music, and the familiar, nostalgic sound of film running through the camera. A journey from the intimacy of the closed rooms to the streets of the Raval and the sunset on the mountain of Montjuïc. From the city to urban nature, the lights and shadows, its people, and their ability to be and exist. A reminder that light, the essential power of cinema, is what allows us to feel alive and present as we truly are.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alba Cros Pellisé
Script: Alba Cros Pellisé
Cinematography: Alba Cros Pellisé
Editing: Alba Cros Pellisé
Sound: Alba Cros Pellisé, Nora Haddad
Production: CCCB – Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona
Producers: Maria Gibert Espinós, Eva Murgui
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 11'
Contact: Agencia Freak

Alba Cros Pellisé


2015 Agatha’s Friends (co-direction, fiction)
2016 Akerman, un record (short)
2023 Otherness (co-direction)
2023 Longing for Light (short)