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SFFILM Festival

I Have Electric Dreams

Directed by Valentina Maurel

Belgium | 100

22 Apr
Sat, Apr 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm PT
23 Apr
Sun, Apr 23 at 5:30 pm PT


Powered by dreamy cinematography, I Have Electric Dreams follows teenage Eva as she grapples with the emotions and realities of her parents’ split. She lives with her mother and younger sister but would rather reside with her estranged artist father. After much angst and rebellion, Eva gets her wish, only to be left largely unsupervised by her distant dad. Through her tumultuous interactions with her neglectful parent and a sexual relationship with one of his friends, Eva comes of age. Newcomer Daniela Marín Navarro makes an indelible debut with her complex portrayal of a young woman who learns many hard lessons on her journey to adulthood.

Director Valentina Maurel

Costa Rican filmmaker Valentina Maurel makes her feature debut with I Have Electric Dreams (2022), the winner of numerous film festival awards, including Best Director at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Horizon Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Her short, Paul Is Here (2017), won the Cinefondation Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Film Details

Language Spanish

Original Language Title Tengo Sueños Eléctricos

Year 2022

Premiere Bay Area

Runtime 100

Country Belgium, France, Costa Rica

Director Valentina Maurel

Producer Benoit Roland, Grégoire Debailly

Writer Valentina Maurel

Editor Bertrand Conard

Cinematographer Nicolas Wong Andres Diaz

Cast Daniela Marin Navarro, Reinaldo Amien Guttierez

Closed Captions Closed Captions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

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