Director: Inma De Reyes
Producer: Aimara Reques, Beth Earl
Production company: Aconite Productions, Rustic Canyon
Screen Scotland support: The Boy and the Suit of Lights accessed £57,564 through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production fund to support this exciting documentary from emerging director Inma De Reyes working with experienced Scotland-based producers Aconite Productions, and supporting wider Scottish talent and crew.
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.
The Boy and the Suit of Lights, courtesy of The Scottish Documentary Institute
Release: A special preview of the film will be included in a Scottish showcase at Cannes Docs on 19 May 2023.