Montse Bertran Arqué
Who wants a disabled child?
Neus, Álex and Ana help us reflect on the meaning of life.
I AM, I SMILE, I STAY is a documentary that awakens mixed feelings, through fragments of stories lived and remembered by three mothers, who have been accepting the arrival to their lives of a child with cerebral palsy, at a certain moment in history in which there was very little information, a lot of prejudice and a great deal of shame. And making very hard life journeys, but at the same time, beautiful and intense, full of lights referring to professed love and full of shadows, referring to frustrated desire.
All of them, stories of acceptance, fear, struggle, pain, emotions, truths, compassion, love, and… happiness?.
Director Biography :
-2018. Co-Director Short Film: “TRAZOS”
-2018. Ambient Sound Effects Performance “LOS OLVIDADOS”
-2019. Director of Photography, video “COOKING WITH IVAN”
-2019. Co-direction Video presentation "D'ONES", by the artist Sergi González
-2019. NEOVITALHEALT Corporate Video Direction.
-2019. Camera Music video clip "QUERIDOS VAMPIROS", from the group Tren de Sombras
-2019. Production and editing Video-Art SPECTRO, of the work of the artist Pepe Jiménez
-2019. Production and editing of Video-Art VERTEDERO, of the work of the artist Pepe Jiménez
-2019. Production and editing of Video-Art CAÍDAS, of the work of the artist Pepe Jiménez
-2019. Production and editing of Video-Art FLOTACIÓN, of the work of the artist Pepe Jiménez
-2020. Directing Short film "WORMS' NEST"
-2020. Co-director of Video-Art "K.", with Pepe Jiménez Espejo
-2020. Co-director of the Video-Art "Metàllien", with Pepe Jiménez Espejo
-2020. Edition of the video-documentary “FLOWERS CARPETS, THE EPHERAL ART”(Unesco Candidacy)
-2021. Assistant Director of the Short Film "THE TAXIDERMIST IN THE MUSEUM"
-2021. TMB filming of the short film "LO QUE LOS MAPAS NO CUENTAN".
-2021. Filming of the video clip "BODIES IN TRANSITION", by Pepe Jiménez Espejo
-2022. Director of the Documentary "I AM, I STAY, I SMILE".