Cinco Lobitos

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Amaia (Laia Costa) has just become a mother and realizes that she doesn’t really know how to be one. When her partner goes away for several weeks because of his job, she decides to go to her parents’ house, in a lovely coastal village in the Basque Country, and so share the responsibility of looking after her baby. What Amaia doesn’t know is that, even though she is a mother now, she is still a daughter.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Script: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Cinematography: Jon D. Domínguez
Editing: Andrés Gil
Sound: Eva de la Fuente López, Asier González
Music: Aránzazu Calleja
Actors: Laia Costa, Susi Sánchez, Ramón Barea, Mikel Bustamante
Production: Encanta Films, Sayaka Producciones, Buenapinta Media
Producers: Manu Calvo, Marisa Fernández Armenteros, Nahikari Ipiña
Costumes: Ana Martínez Fesser
Production Design: María José Díez Álvarez
Executive producer: Manu Calvo, Marisa Fernández Armenteros, Sandra Hermida, Nahikari Ipiña
Make Up: Ainhoa Eskisabel
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 104΄
Contact: Latido Films
Awards/Distinctions: ASECAN Award for Best First Film, Feroz Puerta Oscura Award for Best Film, Golden Biznaga Award for Best Spanish Film, Signis Award for Best Film, Silver Biznaga Award for Best Actress (Laia Costa, Susi Sánchez), Silver Biznaga Award for Best Screenplay, Young Jury Award for Best Film – Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2022

Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

Alauda Ruiz de Azúa (Barakaldo, 1978) studied Audiovisual Communication and English in the Basque Country. After graduating, she moved to Madrid where she graduated in Film Direction from ECAM in 2005. Her graduation project, Clases particulares (2005), became her successful debut in the world of short films, winning over 30 awards. She later worked as an assistant director and continuity person, until she made the leap to directing commercials in 2007. To this day, she has combined her career in commercials with her more personal works in short films, which have been selected for over 400 national and international festivals and have received more than 100 awards.


2005 Private Lessons (short)
2007 The Main Thing (short)
2011 They Say (short)
2014 Nena (short)
2021 Up to My Neck (short)
2022 Lullaby