63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Elena and Ivan are about to embark on a new chapter in their lives. They are leaving the megacity of Barcelona and moving to rural Catalonia to take over a cork oak plantation. Their cork business is not only to provide them with a new livelihood, but it is also to be run fairly and sustainably. With all their ideals, Elena and Ivan come up against a harsh reality: City, country, desire, reality and gender roles all collide. And the two are soon heading for a crisis that will not only test their joint project, but also their entire relationship. Created with a light touch, the film uses the subtle hints and meaningful glances of its characters to tell of the balance of power in a modern relationship.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Mikel Gurrea
Script: Mikel Gurrea, Francisco Kosterlitz
Cinematography: Julián Elizalde
Editing: Ariadna Ribas Surís
Sound: Xanti Salvador
Music: Clara Aguilar
Actors: Vicky Luengo, Pol López, Ilyass El Ouahdani, Josep Estragues ’Pitu, David Parcet, Vicente Botella
Production: Lastor Media, Malmo Pictures, Irusoin, Nocturna Media
Producers: Laura Rubirola Sala, Tono Folguera, Clàudia Maluenda, Xabier Berzosa
Costumes: Ester Palaudàries
Production Design: Isona Rigau Heras
Executive producer: Clàudia Maluenda, Ariadna Dot, Laia Costa
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 117΄
Contact: REASON8 Films

Mikel Gurrea

Mikel Gurrea is a writer-director born in Donostia in 1985. He graduated from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University and he was awarded the prestigious Obra Social “la Caixa” scholarship to study a Master of Arts at the London Film School. His short films have been selected in festivals such as Venice, San Sebastian, and Montreal, and his dramatic work for the stage as a playwright has opened in theaters like London's Queen Elizabeth Hall or Madrid's Fernan-Gomez. Suro is his feature film debut.


2008 Primo (short)
2010 Red in the Water (short)
2015 Foxes (short)
2022 Suro