Institut Ramon LLull

'Unicorns', the North American premiere at the 2023 Big Apple Film Festival

Cinema.  New York, 18/10/2023

The Big Apple Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. This year's 20th edition of the Festival includes a screening of Unicorns, the first feature film by the Catalan filmmaker Àlex Lora, co-written with Pilar Palomero, María Mínguez and Marta Vivet, and starring Greta Fernández.


Isa has it all. She’s young, intelligent, pretty and works for a trendy advertising agency, while at the same time finishing a PhD and developing her own, personal projects as a multi-disciplinary artist. She’s a strong, spontaneous woman, who’s extremely sure of herself. Feminist, activist and polyamorous, Isa defends her way of life tooth and nail. She’s constantly motivated by her desire to experiment and knows she can do anything she sets her mind to.

When her boyfriend, Guillem, tells her he wants their relationship to be exclusive, Isa cannot bring herself to accept his ultimatum and is forced to return home to live with her mom. From this moment on, Isa’s life will be turned upside down as she goes on an emotional rampage, leaving a trail of broken-hearted corpses behind her. Refusing to take responsibility for any of her actions, Isa actually sees herself as the victim and, in the process, unwittingly reveals the most childish, vulnerable and narcissistic aspects of her personality, which had, until now, gone hidden behind her magnetic facade.

Main Cast: Greta Fernández, Elena Martín, Nora Navas, Pablo Molinero, Lídia Casanova, Alejandro Pau.

About filmmaker Àlex Lora

New York-based, and an alumn of the City College of New York, where he was mentored by Chantal Akerman, Lora has carved out an exceptional documentary career, finding humanity in the most unlikely of subjects, often supposed outsiders or outcasts, and of places, such as a Brooklyn recycling center in 2017’s doc feature “The Fourth Kingdom, The Kingdom of Plastics.”

2023 Big Apple Film Festival

New York City, November 3-9, 2023


Directed by Àlex Lora

Friday, November 3, 9:45pm

Cinema Village

22 E 12th St, New York

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