Black Bread
Filmfest 2011

11 year old Andreu, witnesses the last few seconds in the lives of a little boy and his father. The boy’s last word is "Pitorliua"- the name of a mysterious ghost living in the cave in the woods. The local police initially label it an accident but then decide it is a murder and Andreu’s father Farriol becomes their prime suspect. Andreu’s world begins to fall apart. His beloved father and hero disappears to escape from the police and his exhausted mother is forced to work extra hours in a run-down factory just so they can survive. Andreu is sent to his grandmother's farm where she and his aunts, all civil war widows, cope with the hard times. To cope with his feelings of fear and loss, he creates his fantasy world. Yet Andreu cannot escape reality for long. He decides to find the real killer to clear his father. As he digs into the town’s secrets he discovers to his horror, how "Pitorliua" and other myths he thought were just stories, are in fact true, and that they involve the people he loves most.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Francesc Colomer, Marina Comas, Nora Navas, Roger Casamajor, Lluïsa Castell

Credits

Director: Agustí Villaronga