directed by Mikel Rueda
Loss of innocence. Discovery of love.
Ibrahim, a 14 year‐old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city alone and disoriented. Recently informed that he would be deported two days later, he packed his belongings and ran away. He is now alone with no place to go. Rafa, a 14 years‐old Spanish boy, runs into the toilets of a club, like a bundle of nerves. Outside, there is a girl, Marta, waiting for him. A girl that expects far more than he can give. These two boys´ paths are about to cross.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2014 - Spain - 88min
ORIGINAL TITLE A ESCONDIDAS
CAST German Alacarazu, Adil Koukouh, Joseba Ugalde, Eder Pastor, Moussa Echarif, Mansour Zakhnini, Ana Wagener, Alex Angulo
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Spanish, Arabic
PRODUCED BY Baleuko y Bitart David Smith
Mikel Rueda (Bilbao), debut as director with Hidden Away. After completing his studies in Audiovisual Communication, he worked for 4 years in television as producer of the tv-show “Vaya Semanita” (ETB). After receiving a grant from the Diputación of Vizcaya, he decides to continue his studies at the New York Film Academy, where he shooted, among others, the short Present Perfect. With this short film, Mikel has been awarded in more than 25 international film festivals. The next year, gets the opportunity to co-direct his first feature film: “Stars that wish upon”, selected in San Sebastian Film Festival. During this years, Rueda decide to keep shooting 2 more short-films, with them hi has been selected in more than 150 festivals around the world. Right now he is working in his next feature film project.
Guadalajara Film Festival 2015
Spanish Film Festival, Australia 2015