One year in the life of a tiny village in northern Spain.
Born in 1966, Mercedes Álvarez is a graduate from Barcelona’s Universidad Pompeu Fabra. She has been teaching there since 1998. She was the editor of José Luis Guerín’s documentary En Construction (2001). She has shot the short film El Viento Africano in 1997 and the feature documentary El Cielo Gira (Le Ciel tourne) in 2004, Grand prize Cinéma du Réel 2005, distributed in France by ID distribution. —Cinéma du réel