Ignacio Acconcia
El niño de fuego
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El niño de fuego

El niño de fuego

Ignacio Acconcia

89 min.
Galician, Spanish and Catalan
Subtitles: Spanish

What happens when you beat death yet you don’t expect anything from life? A shocking and moving story about a boy’s ability to overcome obstacles after losing all hope and enthusiasm.


Ignacio Acconcia
Executive Production
Salvador Sunyer, Andrés Mellinas
Guillem Carvajal, Diego Pedragosa
Nanouk Films
Toni Vidal
Pere Marzo

When he was 9 years old, Alexio suffered an accident in which his father’s truck burned completely. He spent a year and a half in hospital and had to recover from two cardiac arrests. Today, he is 17 years old, 91% of his skin is burned and he has a lot of inner rage. Still, he struggles every day against rude looks and the painful memory of the tragic accident. What happens when you beat death yet you don’t expect anything from life?

Through Aleixo’s testimony, we learn about the complexity of the process he faces in order to have a full life and how he is able to overcome the traumas of the past and the present through music on a daily basis. Locked in his room, consumed by pain, anger and with no way out, his only hope is to write songs for an imaginary audience. Thanks to the encouragement of a friend and the unconditional support of his mother, he will gather the strength to go on stage and leave behind the fear to live.

About the direction
Ignacio Acconcia

Ignacio Acconcia

Screenwriter and director

Ignacio Acconcia (1984) is a Spanish screenwriter and director. He studied film direction at ESCAC a...

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Seminci · Jury Mention
España, 2020
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