In Islamic culture, Barzakh represents the intermediate world, a state between life and physical death. A space located between hell and paradise. A real non-place. Whoever enters Barzakh, is waiting to be judged, but doesn’t know, when or where he will be going. Barzakh reproduces this phantasmagorical world sheltered by night, placing in its heart a group of children trapped between two worlds: Morocco, the hell they think they are running away from and Europe, the paradise they are hoping to reach. The hard part is the interval. The day-to-day. The Fear. Waking up in the middle of the night to welcome a new day from your hideout. Silently watching the life they desire.
Andalusian Film Awards – Best Sound, 2020
Seville European Film Festival – Best Spanish Director of the Competitive Sections Award, 2019
Born in Seville, Spain. He has two Bachelors, one in Audiovisual Communication and one in Art History from the University of Seville. In 2013 he directed his first short documentary El desorden de los sentidos. Since 2014, he is partner and co-founder on the production company “La Maleta Films”. At the same time, he writes and directs for different audiovisual formats. Barzakh is his first feature-length film.
Bolingo. The Forest of Love, 2016
The Heart of the Sentiments / El desorden de los sentidos, 2013
Director: Alejandro Salgado
Screenplay: Alejandro Salgado
Cinematography: Sergio Caro
Editing: David G. López de la Osa, Alejandro Salgado
Sound: Alonso Velasco
Music: Rafa Martínez
Producer: Irene Hens
Production: La Maleta Films
Spain, 2019, 71 min.