Trinta lumes

Diana Toucedo

Spain, 2017 - 80'

How the life in a hamlet takes place between the vital and the beyond, the past and what will never be, the documentary and the fantastic.


Alba is a 12-year-old girl who lives in a small rural community in Galicia. As a curious teen, she is fascinated by the hidden. Along with her friend Samuel, they wander around abandoned houses and forgotten hills looking for a parallel world. By their path, we will discover mysteries, but also everyday rituals and the beauty of a community frozen in time. In between the observational documentary and the intimate tale, with a touch of homemade sci-fi and Galician legend, Thirty Souls is a delicate portrait of a millenary land that is disappearing. It is also a caring trip through a landscape where the space between the filming of everyday life, its ancestral customs, the myth, and the collective imaginary is blurred.

#scifi #documentary #fiction #legend #floklore #debut #rurallife #comingofage #awards #mistery #women #womanfilmmaker

Full Cast and Crew

Director: Diana Toucedo
Writers: Diana Toucedo
Producer: Miguel A. Otero
Film Editing: Diana Toucedo, Ana Pfaff
Cinematography: Lara Vilanova
Cast: Alba Arias, Samuel Vilariño
Music: Sergio Moure de Oteyza
Andrea Jaurrieta

Diana Toucedo

Diana Toucedo is a filmmaker and editor based in Barcelona. She studied filmmaking at ESCAC (UB) specializing in editing and a Master's degree in contemporary film theory at Pompeu Fabra University.

His sixteen feature films edited to date include the documentary feature La noche que no acaba (All the night long) by director Isaki Lacuesta, produced by TCM channel. Presented at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2010 and awarded in several festivals. O quinto evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser (The fifth gospel of Kaspar Hauser) which won the 2013 Fipresci award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, a feature film by Alberto Gracia and produced by Zeitun films. It has also edited Bugarach by Nanouk Films in co-production with Filmtank (Germany), WDR, TVE and TV3, awarded in multiple festivals and Belén, by Venezuelan director Adriana Vila in co-production with Spain and with the support of Ibermedia, premiered at Fid Marseille and awarded in multiple festivals. As well as several fictions: La muerte en la Alcarria by Fernando Pomares, Sonata para violonchelo by Anna M. Bofarull and Júlia Ist by Elena Martín, produced by Lastor Media and recent Silver Biznaga at Malaga Festival 2017. He has just completed the editing of Penélope by Eva Vila, with the support of the Media Program, ICEC, TV3 and UPF, and the documentary Young&Beautiful by Marina Lameiro, audience award at Punto de Vista 2018. She has also edited the short film Los desheredados, directed by Laura Ferrés and produced by Inicia Films which won the award for best short film at the Semaine de la critique de Cannes 2017.

As a director she has made several documentary and experimental short films shown at film festivals and art centers. Her first auteur feature film, Trinta Lumes has had the World Premiere at the Berlinale 2018 festival.

He has been working on the development of Puerto Deseado, a project shot in Argentina and Galicia with the support of the AGADIC Talent grant.

This year, she has attended the EAVE program, the Flaherty seminar in the USA and has been the guest director in the SINAIS focus of (S8). She also combines her profession with teaching at the Postgraduate in Audiovisual Editing BSM/Universidad Pompeu Fabra, at the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and at ESCAC (UB).

Ser de Luz (2009). Short film.
Tres tiempos tres gestos (2010). Short film
Imágenes secretas (2013). Short film
BruumRumm! (2014). Short film
Por qué non cantades todas (2014). Short film
En todas as mans (2015). Film.
Homes (2016). Short film
Corpo preto (2016). Short film