• Suro
  • Suro
  • Suro


by Mikel Gurrea Feature Film Competition

Elena and Ivan are about to embark on a new chapter in their lives. They are leaving the megacity of Barcelona and moving to rural Catalonia to take over a cork oak plantation. Their cork business is not only to provide them with a new livelihood, but it is also to be run fairly and sustainably. With all their ideals, Elena and Ivan come up against a harsh reality: City, country, desire, reality and gender roles all collide. And the two are soon heading for a crisis that will not only test their joint project, but also their entire relationship. Created with a light touch, SURO uses the subtle hints and meaningful glances of its characters to tell of the balance of power in a modern relationship.

About the director(s)

The Spanish director and screenwriter Mikel Gurrea was born in 1985 in San Sebastián. He first studied at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, before being awarded a scholarship from the London Film School. His short films, including FOXES (2015) and HELTZEAR (2021), have won numerous awards and screened at the festivals in Venice, San Sebastián and Montreal. Gurrea has also written pieces for the stage that have premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Teatro Fernán Gómez in Madrid. His feature film debut SURO had its premiere at San Sebastián.

Filmography (selection): Suro (2022) | Heltzear (short film, 2021) | Foxes (short film, 2015) | Txoria (short film, doc, 2012) | Red in the Water (short film, 2010) | Primo (short film, 2008) | Los gatos del tejado (short film, 2008)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Relationship Drama
  • Country, Year: Spain, 2022
  • Runtime: 117 Min
  • Languages: Catalan, French, Spanish, Arabic
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Mikel Gurrea
  • Cast: Vicky Luengo, Pol López, Ilyass El Ouahdani, Josep Estragues 'Pitu', David Parcet, Vicente Botella
  • Screenplay: Mikel Gurrea, Francisco Kosterlitz
  • Cinematography: Julián Elizalde
  • Editor: Ariadna Ribas Surís
  • Music: Clara Aguilar
  • Producers: Laura Rubirola Sala, Tono Folguera, Clàudia Maluenda, Xabier Berzosa, Clàudia Maluenda, Ariadna Dot, Laia Costa
  • Production Companies: Lastor Media , Malmo Pictures, Irusoin, Nocturna Media
  • World Sales: Reason8 Films
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