Instituto Cervantes
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen à Bruxelles

‘LA HIJA DE UN LADRÓN (A Thief's Daughter) - Bélen Funes’

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Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival

Online screening on SOONER, watch it here.


Sara has been alone all her life. She’s 22, has a baby, and wants to form a normal family with her young brother and the father of her child. Her own father, Manuel, decides to come back into their lives after years of absence and his release from prison. Sara knows he’s the main obstacle to her plans and she makes a difficult decision: to distance him from herself and her brother.

​​​​​​​Belén Funes was born in Barcelona in 1984. She studied film directing at ESCAC (Spain) and screenwriting at EICTV (San Antonio de los Baños Film School). SARA'S RUNAWAY (Sara a la fuga) was her first short screened at international festivals like Zagreb Film Festival. In 2016 Variety shortlisted Belén as one of the ten Spanish talents to track. Her first feature film, La Hija de un Ladrón (A Thief's Daughter), premiered in the official competition of the 67th San Sebastian Festival and was the winner of the Gaudí Academy Award for Best Film in non-Catalan Language.

Practical information


  • Spanish
  • Subtitles: English

La Hija de un ladrón - Bélen Funes (Spain, 102', 2019, VO, English subtitles)​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Click here to access to the SOONER screening:

Price on SOONER: 6 EUR.