I Have Electric Dreams

A compelling coming-of-age drama set in Costa Rica that won three top prizes at the Locarno Film Festival: Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor.
(Original with English subtitles)

A Film by Valentina Maurel
Drama, Belgium/France/Costa Rica 2022, 102 mins, Original with English subtitles

Eva is a strong-willed, restless 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother, her younger sister and their cat, but desperately wants to move in with her estranged father. Clinging onto him as he goes through a second adolescence, she balances between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life and the ruthlessness of the adult world.

Bathed in a richly textured imagery and soaked in raw sensitivity, I Have Electric Dreams captures the thin line between love and hate, in a world where aggression and rage intertwined with the vertigo of female sexual awakening.

Valentina Maurel

Valentina Maurel was born in San José in 1988 and is a director and screenwriter. She graduated in filmmaking from the INSAT film school in Brussels. Her graduation project Paul is here was awarded the first prize of the Cinefondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. I Have Electric Dreams marks Valentina’s feature film debut.

Tengo sueños eléctricos. Director & Screenplay: Valentina Maurel – Cinematography: Nicolás Wong – Editor: Bertrand Conard – Starring Daniela Marín Navarro, Reinaldo Amien Gutiérrez, Vivian Rodríguez Barquero, Adriana Castro García.