Maria and I (Maria y yo)
Directed by Félix Fernández de Castro, the documentary is based on the comic book ‘Maria y yo’ (‘Maria and I’) by Miguel Gallardo.
María lives with her mother in the Canary Islands, 3,000 km from Barcelona, where Miguel Gallardo has his home. Sometimes Miguel and María go on holiday together, spending a week at a resort in southern Gran Canaria, a rather unusual setting where the guests don’t normally include a single father and his fourteen year-old autistic daughter.
This is the story of one of their journeys, but above all it’s an original tale, full of humor, irony and sincerity, about how to live with a disability.
Q&A after the screening with Miguel Gallardo.