The First Woman

Eva has been in Palma’s Psychiatric Hospital for six years. Cigarettes and some conversations are good to kill time, but not enough. After a year of waiting, the news arrives: there is a shelter available for her.

Eva takes the first steps towards a new life: a house, the reunion with her mother, a job and love. However, her dream and greatest anguish is to know if she will be able to find and count on her son’s forgiveness after ten years of silence.

“The First Woman” is a film about forgiveness and second chances, about the search for “normality” on the borderline between lucidity and darkness.

Director’s note

Eva has been in Palma’s Psychiatric Hospital for six years. Cigarettes and some conversations are good to kill time, but not enough. After a year of waiting, the news arrives: there is a shelter available for her. Eva takes the first steps towards a new life: a house, the reunion with her mother, a job and love. However, her dream and greatest anguish is to know if she will be able to find and count on her son’s forgiveness after ten years of silence. “The First Woman” is a film about forgiveness and second chances, about the search for “normality” on the borderline between lucidity and darkness.

Title: La primera mujer
International title: The First Woman
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
Source format: 16:9 AppleProRes422HQ
Master format: AppleProRes422 y H264
Original language: Spanish and Catalan
Filming location: Mallorca
Production year: Postproduction
Production company: Mosaic Producciones
Co-produced by: IB3 Televisió de les Illes Balears
With the support of: Institut d’Estudis Balearics, Consell de Mallorca

Direction and screenplay: Miguel Eek
Production director: Marta Castells
Communication and marketing: Virginia Galán
Cinematographer: Jordi Carrasco
Direct sound: Carlos Novoa
Sound design: Rubén Pérez
Editor: Aina Calleja