Soap and water

Soap and water

Francesco Cocco
Sunrise in a bourgeois Madrid neighborhood. As usual, Alicia puts some make up on before going to work. She makes an extra effort to hide the few hours sleep due to her birthday celebration she had with her husband. Everything seems normal, a working day like any other, until the sound of the doorbell abruptly breaks the routine. When she opens the door she meets her mother, Ida. It's the first time Alicia sees her without make up on. An unexpected confession by her mother mines the fragile balance holding her world together and forces her to face an unconfortable reality.
Francesco Cocco starts his film education at the Irish Film Academy in Dublin, then he attends the Metropolis c.e. film school based in Madrid. He writes, directs and produces his first short films in Ireland right before moving to Madrid where he continues working as a film director, scriptwriter and acting for films teacher. His last short films have been granted with more than a hundred selections and awards in important festivals worldwide, including the pre-selection for the prestigious David Di Donatello award, granted by the Italian Film Academy for his last short film Soap and Water. It has also been selected in some of the most important Spanish film festivals (Goya Award Qualifying Film Festivals) and screened on the LA Shorts Fest platform (an Oscar and Bafta qualifying festival). He’s currently working at three feature films: The Nightshift, En Obras and El pan de cada día. He’s a teacher in a film school based in Madrid (Estudio V) where he provides acting for film classes to both aspiring and experienced actors. He is also involved in several theatre projects.

– Festival Internacional de Cine Almirante Brown – Mejor actriz para Irene Marcos (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

– Cortopilar – Mención Especial del Público (Pilar de Horadada, España)

– Bailén de Cine – Mejor Corto Sección Violencia de Género (Bailén, Jaén, España)

– CortiAmo Internacional Short Film Festival – Mejor Corto Sección Igualdad de Género (Alcamo, Trapani, Italia)

– Madrid integra 7arte – Primer Premio (Madrid, España)

– Festival Internacional De Cine De Calzada de Calatrava – Mejor Cortometraje Sección Hiparquía (Calatrava, España)

– Novembre Negre – Premio del Jurado (Valencia)

– Festival BeFree – Segundo Premio (Zaragoza, España)

  • Original title Agua y Jabón
  • Director Francesco Cocco
  • Duration 15
  • Production year 2018
  • Aspect 2:35:1
  • Format 4K
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Fiction
  • Gender Drama
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer Eye Slice Pictures, Una décima de segundo producciones
  • Dialogue language Spanish
  • Subtitle language English, Italian
  • Intérpretes Irene Arcos, Rosa Álvarez, Jorge Cabrera