Pikadero

Stills

Sequence 01.Still003 Pikadero Kitchen Gorka and Iñaki

Additional Film Info

Spain/UK, 97 minutes, Basque/Spanish
2:39.1, DCP, BluRay
Stereo, 5.1 Dolby

Synopsis & Trailer

Unable to fly the nest due to the economic crisis that grips Spain, a penniless, young couple have trouble consummating their fledgling relationship in their parents’ homes. As they become increasingly desperate to make love and with no money to afford a hotel, they are forced to look to popular public hotspots used for sex, known by the locals as “pikaderos”. However, things are never as easy as they seem, and their relationship is quickly tested as they try to break free from the shackles of a crumbling economy.

rsz_unnamedBen Sharrock graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a degree in Arabic and Politics before attending film school at Screen Academy Scotland, where he graduated with an MA Distinction in Film Directing. After working in the advertising industry in Dubai, Ben completed an MFA, with which he was awarded the Rafford Scholarship and the university medal for outstanding achievement.

Ben’s previous short film work has won recognition in festivals around the world. Accolades include four BAFTA New Talents, including, “Best Drama” and “Best Writer” for Patata Tortilla in 2015.

Directors, Producers and Crew

CAST
Gorka - JOSEBA USABIAGA
Ane - BARBARA GOENAGA
Inaki - LANDER OTAOLA
Tomas - ZORION EGUILEOR
Ama - ITZIAR LAZKANO
Aita - PEIO ARNAEZ

CREW
Writer and Director - BEN SHARROCK
Producer - IRUNE GURTUBAI
Director of Photography - NICK COOKE
Editor - KAREL DOLAK
Art Director - EIDER RUIZ
First Assistant Director - ANDER FERNANDEZ
Sound Recordist - ION ARENAS
Sound Designer - ANIA PRZYGODA
Costume - LEIRE ORELLA
Hair and Make Up - IZASKUN MAKUA
Music - ATZI MURAMATSU

Festivals

San Sebastian Film Festival - New Directors
Zurich Film Festival - Critic's Choice Award
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Mumbai International Film Festival
Braunschweig International Film Festival
Huelva Film Festival
Molodist International Film Festival - Best Feature Film and FIPRESCI Award
La Tirana International Film Festival - Best Editor and Special Achievement in Acting for Barbara Goenaga
Evolution Mallorca Film Festival - Special Mention for Best New Director
Santa Barbara IFF
Tbilisi IFF
Sofia IFF
Febio Fest
Cinelatino Tübingen
Valetta Film Festival
Festival International du Premier Film d'Annonay
Brussels Film Festival - Cineuropa Award
Ischia Film Festival
Revelation Perth Film Festival
Edinburgh Film Festival - Michael Powell Award