Albigesos, 18-20

A house in Barcelona, located at 18-20 Albigesos Street, is the main setting for this story. In the last 25 years, this space has seen three families pass through.

A Digital Films production with the support of ICEC.


In development




Short film

In 1998 Maria was born and lived a happy childhood until she was 5 years old, when her parents separated and sold the house. Maria remembers with nostalgia the large mimosa that presided over the courtyard and that in recent years began to get twisted. The next inhabitants were Rita and her mother, who died a few years later, leaving Rita alone in her late teens. The mimosa, which grew too much, had to be cut down. Now Mireia lives there, with her partner and their 4-year-old son.

In this short film, the three women recall their lives in the house through an intimate and reflective testimony. While we hear their voices, impregnated by doubt and silence, we observe the corners of the house they have lived in. Lights and shadows, personal objects and daily rituals lead us through the space in a dreamlike journey through the architecture of the house.

On the other hand, Maximina, an 87-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease, acts as a thread that fragments and links these three narratives. Her childhood memories have been reduced to a single image: the moment her father taught her to swim. Altering the analog image to accompany her testimony, we reflect on the distortion of memory, the passage of time and the fictionalization of one’s own life story.

Albigesos, 18-20 contemplates four vital phases of four different women, discovering the infinite number of memories hidden behind the same door. Between documentary and experimental cinema, this short film narrates a journey to the center of the home as a central point from which its protagonists reflect on their history.



Direction and script

Maria Serralvo

Executive production

Alexis Borràs Izquierdo

Head of production

Adrianna Quena

Direction of photography

Andrea Mezquida-Torrent

Direct sound

Ginebra Alfonso Abril

Original Music

Blau Cubarsi

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