Institut Ramon LLull


The Chelsea Film Festival features LA BENVINGUDA by Catalan director Carme Puche

Cinema.  New York,  19/10/2018

A welcome to a new city, to a new community of neighbors, is the beginning of this fantastic thriller, in which She arrives with the intention of forgetting her last relationship, a nightmare. Little does she know that she ventures into a neighborhood community where narcissism and self-esteem prevail in each of its tenants, the Martins, and that can dominate her to extremes that she cannot even imagine.

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world. The Festival is an event consisting of four days of screenings of independent shorts, feature-lengths and documentaries from emerging directors. In between sessions, we will be hosting Q&A sessions, and related events such as an industry mixer for professionals.

LA BENVINGUDA (WELCOME), directed by Carme Puche

Narcissism can be very dangerous. A short film in an elevator to The Twilight Zone.

Director Carme Puche uses the fantastic genre and touches of humor to talk about human perversity: the game of wanting to be and to love oneself. Each floor of the building that welcomes the protagonist is inhabited by a more paradoxical being. Are you sure you want to belong to this community?


Year: 2018

Type: Fiction - Short Film

Genre: Fantasy

Audience: +12

Runtime: 6.36 '

Original version: Catalan, Spanish

Subtitled versions: English


Main cast: Sergi Vallés , Ana Mayo

Productor: Carme Puche Moré , Sergi Vallés

Director/s: Carme Puche Moré

Screenplay: Carme Puche Moré

Director of photography: Sergio Álvarez Napagao

Film editing: Carme Puche Moré , Júlia Obiols

Sound Designer: Jordi Rabascall Madrid

Sound mixer: Jordi Rabascall Madrid

Wardrobe: Nidia Tusal

Hair and makeup: Núria Llunell


Chelsea Film Festival

October 18-21, 2018


The Short Film Series 4 


Directed by Carme Puche

Friday, October 19th at 4pm 

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312 W 34th St., New York


Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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