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La Higuera

Short fiction film

Genre: Thriller

18 min.

Directed by: Mikel Mas

Written by: Mikel Mas & Cristian Rubio

DOP: Diego Cabezas 

Art designer: Marina Pérez

Music: Eli Rufat

Cast: Marcel Borràs, Pedro Casablanc, Joseba Usabiaga, Adrián Grösser & Simon Ferrero.  

Produced by Cornelius Films, Emblema Films & Magno Entertainment. With the support of ICAA (Spanish ministry of culture), Junta de Extremadura and ICEC (Catalan government).


Extremadura (Spain), 19th century. Four shepherd children play cards under the shade of a fig tree since the arrival of Rogelio will change their lives forever. He won’t allow them to roam freely over the plains and hills anymore. As children, he’d throw rocks at them whenever he saw them, but now that they’re adults, he uses guns.

So far, his only victim is one of the sheep in their flock, but who knows if, in the future, one of them will be next. The time has come to face him and finally do something about it; so the four friends decide to pick, through a game of cards, which of them will be the one to kill their oppressor.

Festivals and awards

  • Nominated as a best shortfilm - XII Premis Gaudí (2019), Spain.

  • Reyes Abades award to the best extremenian shortfilm - Festival de cine Ibérico de Badajoz (2019), Spain.

  • Best extremenian shortfilm - Festival El Pecado de Llerena (2019), Spain.