A Esmorga

Based on Eduardo Blanco Amor’s same-title novel

A esmorga is a tense and intense 24-hour account of three men’s lives, three befuddled mates that walk through live in chaos, through repressed and misleading sex, while closing doors and throwing the keys away, as if they wished to leave everything behind, walking towards their own doom.

Best 2014 Spanish release under 100 screens (Rentrak)


Weeks at Cinesa (Santiago de Compostela)


Weeks at Cinemes Girona (Barcelona)


Weeks at Cines Renoir-Princesa (Madrid)


Year: 2014
Director: Ignacio Vilar
Writers: Ignacio Vilar, Carlos Asorey
Starring: Miguel de Lira, Karra Elejalde, Antonio Durán Morris, Sabela Arán, Alfonso Agra, Mela Casal, Ledicia Sola, Melania Cruz, Pepo Suevos, Monti Castiñeiras
DOP: Diego Romero Suárez-Llanos
Original score: Zeltia Montes
Editing: José M. García Moyano
Production designer: Ángel Amaro
Costumes: Mar Fraga
Hair and make-up: Susana Veira
Actor’s coach: Ermel Morales
Production: Vía Láctea Filmes, Ed. Galaxia, TVE, TVG
Languages: Galician | Subtitles: Spanish, English, French | Dubbed version: Spanish
Age rating: Suitable for 16 years and over
Drama | Spain | 111 min. | HD | 1:2,39 | Colour | Dolby 5.1
Festivals and Awards

29th Goya Awards (Spain)
Nomination. Best Screenplay Adaptation. Ignacio Vilar, Carlos Asorey

XX Festival du Film Espagnol de Toulouse (France)
Best director. Ignacio Vilar
Best Actor (ex aequo). Miguel de Lira, Karra Elejalde, Antonio Durán Morris
Best Cinematography. Diego Romero Suárez-Llanos

Mostre dal Cine. Udine (Italy)

XII Festival Cinegoak. Bilbao (Spain)

XIX Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense (Spain)
Opening film


“Excellent performances. A rewarding, darkly surreal study of hard lives pushed to extremes”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Top 5 – 2015 Best Spanish Features”
Días de Cine, TVE

“The Galician Ulysses: a chronicle of craziness, fellowship and drinking under repression”
Carlos Reviriego, El Mundo

“Absolute drive”
Versión española, TVE