11-17 NOV. 2019

El cuarto reino


In a recycling centre on the outskirts of New York, undocumented illegal aliens and underdogs have a shared disappointment in the American Dream. In each other's company, Ana, Walter, Eugene, Pier and René find answers to the cosmic mysteries and existential questions that make us all human. They long for a personal redemption by making small changes, in an effort to become better version of themselves. Here is where the characters find their voice, distanced from a consumer society that sets them aside. Dreams don't die if the journey continues, regardless of origins and destinations.


Adán Aliaga (Alicante, 1969) graduated in film directing and the history and aesthetics of cinema. His films include La casa de mi abuela (2005), Estigmas (2009) and La mujer del Eternauta (2011).
Àlex Lora (Barcelona, 1979) studied filmmaking in Barcelona and New York and has made 20 shorts. His feature Thy Father's Chair (2015) won the GAC Honorary Prize for Best Feature Film Screenplay in Panorama at l'Alternativa in 2016.
Their previous short documentary, also entitled The Fourth Kingdom, was screened at l’Alternativa in 2017 and was nominated for a Goya Award in 2018.