Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGE: Asturian | SUBTITLES: English

Original Title: Ad-vientu
English Title: Advent
French Title: Avènement
Italian Title: Avvento

Genre: Drama, Psychological thriller, Mystery, LGBTIQ+, Trans
Running Time: 19 min. 52 sec.
Year of production: 2016


Short: "Suso, a confused young man with an identity crisis, follows a girl who ends up throwing herself off a cliff into the seas, with him helpless to stop her. Suso’s search for answers awakens past memories and even causes him to question his own identity and reveal his thouself."

Advent is a time of self-communion and changes. Suso is having a mental struggle to recognize his/her true identity, since the flourish of her true female nature start changing his life. One day, on a secluded beach, he observes a peculiar young woman, like a ghost, dressed in old clothes from another time. Her presence arouses in him memories of the past. After warning him about a great danger, flee from him to throw herself off a cliff. One strange night Suso glides like a depressed shadow among the celebrations of the city, looking in vain for the support of a friend. Knowing he is close to confronting his innermost fear, he makes a visit to his mother's grave, which he associates with the young girl, and a new brief encounter with her occurs. His confusion is made bigger by the effects of alcohol, but that night he will have one last chance to find her, which accentuates his feelings of confusion and reveals a truth that confronts him with her true identity.


Production Company: Almost Red Prod. (China) in association with Arkadin Ed. (Spain)
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions (non exclusive)


David Soto Giganto as Suso
Ici Díaz as Cova
Lidia Méndez as Vicky
David Blanka as Xuan
Beatriz Meré as Pipi


Director: Roberto F. CANUTO & XU Xiaoxi
Screenwriter: Roberto F. CANUTO & XU Xiaoxi
Producer: Javi y Jose González-Fierro Santos
Director of Photography: XU Xiaoxi
Sound: Javier Iglesias Rodríguez
Editing: Roberto F. CANUTO & XU Xiaoxi
Sound Editing: Roberto F. CANUTO
Music Composer: Andrea CENTAZZO


Genre: Drama, LGBTIQ+, Trans
Sub-genre: Mystery, Psychological thriller
Language: Asturian Language
Country of origin: Spain
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 20 min.
Shooting format: Digital HD
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Sound format: Stereo


54th FICX, Gijon International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award Dia d'Asturies - Best Short Film

XVI Avilés Acción Film Festival 2017
Audience Award Asturias - Best Film

III Con Otra Mirada Short Film Festival 2017
Audience Choice Award Asturias - Best Film

Mon tu Cort Festival de Arte y Cine, Cordoba, Spain 2018
Winner Best Actress, Ici Díaz

FIFF Falco International Film Festival, London, UK, 2017
Jury Award Best Short Film

22 Portobello Film Festival, London, UK 2017
Nominated Festival Prize


Official Selection Asturias - 54th FICX, Gijon International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - 13 Fringe Edinburgh Festival, C the Film, UK, 2017
Official Selection - Regina International Film Festival, Canada 2017
Official Selection - 6 Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente De Pozos, Mexico 2017
Official Selection Asturias - XVI Avilés Acción Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - 45 Curtas Film Festival – Int. Fest. Villagarcía De Arousa, Spain 2017
Official Selection - Short Moon, Festival de Cortometrajes del Órbigo, León, Spain, 2017
Official Selection Asturias - III Con Otra Mirada Short Film Festival, Spain, 2017
Official Selection - Mon tu Cort Festival de Arte y Cine, Cordoba, Spain 2018
Official Selection - 22 Portobello Film Festival, London, UK 2017
Official Selection - FIFF Falcon International Film Festival, London 2017
Finalist - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Cinesan, Spain 2017
Official Selection - VI Festival Arcu Atlánticu, Xixón, Spain 2017