NOTES ON A SUMMER by Diego Llorente
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Marta´s life in Madrid balances between an academic career and her relationship with Leo. During summer vacations back home she meets again her old flame to add more confusion in her emotional world. In a lazy summery mood, a film about lust, love and decisions to be made (or not).

IFFRotterdam (Tiger competition), BAFICI (competition), D`A (competition), La Palmas de Gran Canaria FF, Uruguay IFF, Munich FF, New Horizons FF, San Sebastian IFF, Fimfest Sündvall (special mention), FilmHaus (Best Feature Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Directorial Debut), Thessaloniki IFF (Best Director) a.o.

"Notes on a summer, the dazzling prodigy signed by the Asturian Diego Llorente, an essentially clear and diaphanous film that yearns for transparency with a stubborn will. A bright film. A true discovery in the quiet making of a filmmaker who, without a doubt, deserves more" - Luis Martinez El Mundo

"Carried by Katia Borlado’s naturalistic performance in her first lead role, the film’s sumptuous sensuality and contained drama ... show that Llorente ... has control over his craft and material." - Marc van der Klashorst ICS

"images of rare poetry" - Roberto Oggiano Cineuropa

"Llorente goes from the bucolic ... to something deeper and more intense, but without ever relegating fluidity, delicacy, vitality and the lightness to dribble the melodramatic bias and the temptation to morally judge his lovable and at the same time troubled heroine." - Diego Battle Otros Cines

"with a lazy, almost melancholic mood, a film that, while imperceptibly carries a romerian echo, in fact strongly reflects the pulse of its time" - Kalliopi Poutouroglou

"wonderfully simple, radiantly transparent summer film" - Philipp Stadelmaier Süddeutsche Zeitung


Katia Borlado - Marta
Antonio Araque - Leo
Álvaro Quintana - Pablo
Rocío Suárez - Elena

Director: Diego Llorente / Writer: Diego Llorente / Cinematorgrapher: Adrián Hernández / Editor: Diego Llorente / Sound: José Luis Toral / Art Director: Inés F.Argüelles / Producer: Diego Llorente, Rubén G. Revilla / Production Company: Failo Cine, Báltico

Technical Information
Original title: Notas sobre un verano / shot digital / available for screenings in DCP / Color / Image format: 1:1.66 / 83 min / Sound format: 5.1 / Original language: Spanish with English, French subtitles / Production companies: Failo Cine, Báltico / Spain 2023