The Boy And The Suit Of Lights

Cannes Docs

The Boy And The Suit Of Lights

Original title: El Niño Y El Traje De Luces

Directed by: Inma DE REYES

Produced by: Aimara REQUES (Aconite Productions, Scotland), Beth EARL (Rustic Canyon, USA)

Country of production: United Kingdom

Runtime: 80'

Expected release: September, 2023

Production stage: Post-production

Budget: €364.283 (80% in place)

1st feature: Yes

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Young Borja is growing up in Castellon, a small town in Spain, where the tradition of bullfighting weighs heavily on his shoulders. His grandad, Matias, pins his own unfulfilled dreams of becoming a professional bullfighter onto his grandchild. Like most underprivileged kids in his town, Borja doesn’t see a future beyond orange fields, farming, fishing and bullfighting.

Director’s profile:

Inma de Reyes (she/her) is a Spanish film director based in Edinburgh, where she graduated in MFA Film Directing. Her work has featured at The Skinny, MUBI, BBC Scotland and Screenskills. Inma is a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee and Dok.Incubator 2022 participant. She recently directed ‘Isabel’s Independence’ for BBC Scotland, ‘Vivir Bailando’ for Screen Scotland and The Scottish Documentary Institute and ‘Eighty Serbian Dinars’ for FilmArt. The Boy And The Suit Of Lights is her first feature.

Producer’s profile:

Aimara Reques is the founder of Aconite Productions, an award-winning company based in Scotland dedicated to the production of high-quality creative documentaries for international distribution. She has over 30 years’ experience in the film industry in the UK and has collaborated with a number of renowned directors and producers from the UK and internationally. She was the leading producer and co-writer of the ambitious Victor Kossakovsky’s AQUARELA which premiered at Venice 2018 and was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2020 and her most recent film, Electric Malady, was nominated for a BAFTA this 2023. Aimara is a winner of two BAFTA Scotland Awards; a Fox Searchlight Award; an Amnesty International Media Award; and the Golden Star Award from El Gouna Film Festival.