Filmmaker Statement

Dear Viewer,

Gemma CuberoCeleste Carrasco

Bullfighting is the quintessential symbol of masculinity and bravery in Spanish culture. As two people born and raised in Spain, we saw making this documentary about female matadors as a way of changing this symbol and shifting gender roles that have been defined for centuries. Making the film has also been a personal journey of exploring and questioning a culture. As we worked on the film for eight years, our goal was to create an intuitive, provocative and intimate film. Our intention in this, our directorial debut, is to open a window for viewers to enter into a unique world without judgment, focusing on the universal struggle of our two protagonists.

— Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, Filmmakers