MEMORIES OF A BURNING BODY

A film by Antonella Sudasassi Furniss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIES OF A BURNING BODY
A film by Antonella Sudasassi Furniss

Raised in a repressive era where sexuality was taboo, Ana, Patricia, and Mayela found their understanding of womanhood based on unspoken rules and implicit impositions. Now, their fearless voices incarnate in a single 65-year-old woman, who revisits a kaleidoscopic life of intertwined memories, secrets, and hidden desires.

Status: Completed
Year: 2024
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica, Spain

MÁLAGA MAFIZ 2024

Market Screening
March 6 at 10:00 – Multicines Rosaleda 3

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English
Runtime: 90 minutes
Original title: Memorias de un cuerpo que arde

 
ANTONELLA SUDASASSI FURNISS

Antonella Sudasassi Furniss is a Costa Rican writer, director and producer. Her first film, The Awakening of the Ants, premiered at the Berlinale 2019. The film was selected as the Costa Rican entry for the Academy Awards. It became the first Central American film to receive a Goya Award nomination, and to win a Platino Award. It was selected in more than 65 international film festivals and received 15 international awards. Memories of a Burning Body is her second film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2023 Memories of a Burning Body
2021 The Awakening of the Ants

CAST
Sol Carballo
Paulina Bernini
Juliana Filloy
Liliana Biamonte
Gabriel Araya
Juan Luis Araya
Leonardo Perucci
Cecilia García
Teo Yuja

CREW
Director: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
Screenplay: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
Cinematography: Andrés Campos Sánchez
Editing: Bernat Aragonés
Sound: Fernando Novillo
Music: Juano Damiani
Executive Producers: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, Manrique Cortés Castro, Estephania Bonnett
Production Company: Substance Films, PlayLab Films

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
2024
Berlin International Film Festival | Berlinale Panorama · Audience Award
Cine Latino Bergen
Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse | Feature Film Competition

Intelligent, resilient, incredibly sincere, and surprisingly full of humour.
Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

 A heartfelt exploration of female sexuality in older age. Conveys some home truths that will be recognized the world over.
Allan Hunter, Screendaily