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05 April 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
CCA – Glasgow

CREATURA, the female sexual awakening in cinema: a story of taboo, fear and incomprehension

Director: Elena Martín Gimeno

  • Language: Catalan
  • Running time: 110 minutes
  • Cast: Elena Martín Gimeno, Oriol Pla, Alex Brendemühl, Clara Segura, Clàudia Dalmau
  • Awards and nominations: Directors’ Fortnight selection at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Best Film Gaudi Awards


Where: CCA (350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD)
Friday 05 April, screening starts at 20:00


One of the most-talked film phenomena of the year, CREATURA has opened a long neglected debate around female desire, taboo, family and partner’ companionship. Winner of the prestigious Europa Cinemas Award in the last Cannes Film Festival Directors Fortnight, Elena Martín Gimeno takes us to the Costa Brava region to follow the sexual awakening journey of Mila, the protagonist of the film, through three different ages.



A film that is told through time, as much as through sound and images textures, a powerful, brave, tremendously physical and sensorial film where Martin Gimeno herself puts her own body at the front to play adult Mila. Creatua is not so much about the things that we see, as much as those things we never dared to speak but we all felt in our own skin. Understandably so, the release of the film in Spanish cinemas opened up a huge cultural debate around desire and sexuality. Creatura is one of those films that guarantees post screenings conversations where the “I felt that too, but never knew how to express it” and the “I never thought you felt that way” will come out.

Martin Gimeno gives us a sketchbook of images, sounds and details that connect her film with feminist references that span from Vivian Gornick to Catalan pioneer writer Catarina Albert (who signed under the male nickname Víctor Català).

Elena Martín.