[B]ELLAS

[B]ELLAS

Clara Rodríguez Arasanz, Laia Suru Valverde
A visual symphony conducted by 8 elder women  who reflect on different topics concerning the conception of their own bodies inside a patriarchal system that constantly attempts to posses them. In between documentary and video arte, [B]ELLAS successfully breaks the stereotype that conceives ageing women as vulnerable, dependent and pleasing beings through a vindication of their experience, bodies, capacities, wrinkles and beauty.

Clara Rodríguez Arasanz

Clara Rodríguez Arasanz (31.12.1987) spent the past nine years working as a director, solo filmmaker, camera operator and camera assistant in Berlin, Hanoi and Barcelona. Among her most prominent works are Motherhood in the World of Ballet, [B]ELLAS, winner of the Young Filmmakers Prize by La Bonne Maison and Barcelona City Hall and G3G Rècords: Poder mirar als ulls, selected at the In-Edit International Film Festival.


Laia Suru Valverde

Laia Suru Valverde (20.10.1996) worked with directors such as Jordi Boquet (Ni oblit, ni perdó). Her most noted projects include her debut as a director with documentary [B]ELLAS and the series (Im)Perfectas, which she wrote and created. Apart from that, she collaborated in several short documentaries of renowned ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia), mainly in the position of DIT.


  • – Sex Education Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial / Premio del Público (España)
  • – Senior Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial / Mención Especial Mejor Cortometraje Documental (Polonia)
  • – Incorto Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial / Premio a Mejor Cortometraje (México)
  • – Nahia Film Fest 2021 – Selección Oficial / Premio a Mejor Cortometraje Documental (España)
  • – Great Message International Film Festival 2021 – Premio a la Excelencia (India)
  • – Festival de Málaga 2021 – Sección Women’s Rights (España)
  • – Pink Love LGTBI Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial (India)
  • – Blend Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial (Alemania)
  • – Davis Feminist Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial (EEUU)
  • – Redmoon Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial (Argentina)
  • – Festival Proyector 2021 – Selección Oficial (España)
  • – Directed by Women 2021 – Selección Oficial (España)
  • – Porto Femme Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial (Portugal)
  • – Queer Film Festival Munic 2021 – Selección Oficial (Alemania)
  • – Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible Film Sozialak de Bilbao 2021 – Selección Oficial (España)
  • – Al Borde Festival Internacional de Cine Transfeminista 2021 – Selección Oficial (Colombia)
  • – Brussels Queer Film Festival 2021 – Selección Oficial (Bruselas)
  • – GRRL Cinema 2021 – Selección Oficial (Alemania)
  • – Pink Apple Film Festival 2022 – Selección Oficial (Suiza)
  • – Queer Kurzfilm Fest 2022 – Selección Oficial (Austria)
  • – Festival de Cine Universitatio EUREKA 2022 – Selección Oficial (Colombia)
  • Original title [B]ELLAS
  • Director Clara Rodríguez Arasanz, Laia Suru Valverde
  • Duration 15
  • Production year 2020
  • Theme Women
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format Full HD (1080)
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Gender Society
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer La Bonne Maison
  • Dialogue language Catalan, Spanish
  • Subtitle language English, Spanish