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The Shadow of the Crows

BLOCK D | Emerging 

Friday, March 24 | 3 - 5 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

The Shadow of the Crows
Screenings & Awards

Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay • Festival Internacional de Cine Político • Jeunesse Tout Courts • Festival des minorités de Douarnenez - Regards d'ici Douarnenez • Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya Puigcerdà • Fimucinema Santa Cruz de Tenerife • Filmets Badalona Film Festival • Festival européen du film court de Brest • Compétition Bretagne • Festival del Cinema Ibero-Latino Americano di Trieste • Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos de Bogotá • Colombia Festival Internacional de Cine Rengo • Festival Curta Cinema, Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana • Corto Dorico Film Fest • FESCIMED, Festival Internacional de Cine por la Memoria Democrática Madrid December 14, 2022 Spain

Cast & Crew

NARRATIVE | 2022 | 29 min. 56 sec. 


ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch 

COUNTRY | France 

LANGUAGE | French, Spanish 

PRODUCER | Adeline Le Dantec 

DIRECTOR | Elvira Barboza 

WRITER | Elvira Barboza 

CAST | Alicia Debruyne, Soledad Romero, Rafael Bianciotto, Daniel Tabet


1986, in a village in France. Natalia, of Argentinean origin, is 11 years old when she discovers strange scars on her father's body. From then on, the shadow of the past hangs over the daily life of the little girl, whose childish gaze questions exile and the adult world.

About the Director

Elvira Barboza is born in Buenos Aires in 1974 but her family is exiled in Madrid when she is 3 years old, during the Argentinian dictatorship. She studies film at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and at Paris 8. Here she makes her first short film, «Lines», an experimental movie in 16mm. She starts working at Duboi, a postproduction company, in the special effects department («Amélie Poulain», «Jeanne d’Arc»…). Later on she starts working as an editor in French television. In 2004-2006 she attends an acting course run by Carlo Boso that focuses in Commedia dell'Arte, where the emphasis is placed in improvisation. Here she starts to act and participate in plays created collectively. She then decides to further explore the principles of improvisation, this time applying them to the following short films: «Red or white?», "Roseline," and «Making the first move».

In October 2021 she makes "The shadow of the crows", a short film (fiction and animation) produced by Les 48 ° Rugissants.

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