I Have Electric Dreams

by Valentina Maurel


Eva is a strong-willed, restless 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother, her younger sister and their cat, but desperately wants to move in with her estranged father. Clinging onto him as he goes through a second adolescence, she balances between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life and the ruthlessness of the adult world.

Bathed in a richly textured imagery and soaked in raw sensitivity, I HAVE ELECTRIC DREAMS captures the thin line between love and hate, in a world where aggression and rage intertwined with the vertigo of female sexual awakening.

“There is a lot to admire in I Have Electric Dreams. The actors are terrific throughout, the writing is potent, and the cinematography is unobtrusive.”
The Film Verdict

“A sensual, spiky debut… I Have Electric Dreams stands out of a crowded pack.”
Screen International


2022 – Belgium, France, Costa Rica
101 min

Directed by: Valentina Maurel
Written by: Valentina Maurel
Producer: Benoit Roland, Grégoire Debailly
Co-producers:Felipe Cordero, Valentina Maurel
Produced by: Wrong Men (Belgium), Geko Films (France)
Co-produced with: Tres Tigres Films (Costa Rica)


Costa Rica’s Official Oscar® Entry 2024

Locarno IFF/ Competition | (World Premiere)
– Best Direction
– Best Actress
– Best Actor
San Sebastian IFF / Horizontes Latinos |
– Best Film
Sarajevo IFF
Reykjavic IFF |
– Special Mention
Thessaloniki IFF |
– Golden Alexander – Best Film
Busan IFF
Sao Paolo IFF/ New Filmmakers Competition
Bogota IFF/ Espirito Joven Competition |
– Youth Award
Gent IFF | Special Mention
Cinemaissí – Latin American Film Festival in Helsinki
Zagreb IFF
Luxembourg City Film Festival |
– Grand Prix
African, Asian and Latin American FF |
– City of Milan Windows of the World Award
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
– Ibero-American Fiction Feature Film
– Best Actor
– Best Cinematograohy

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