The First Woman

La primera mujer

  • Miguel Eek
  • Spain
  • 2020
  • 77 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

Eva’s being allowed to go. She can leave the psychiatric institution she’s lived in for six years, and move into an assisted living residence. It’s a major step towards a “normal” life. Now she just has to wait until a place for her frees up. In the meantime she works on her self-confidence as well as her trust in the outside world.

Our view alternates between Eva’s environment from her own perspective and observing her from some distance. This compels us to reflect on how we look at people with mental health conditions, how they see themselves, and what “normal” means.

When eventually a place is found for her, Eva’s other ambitions come within reach—finding a job, earning an income of her own, and possibly falling in love? While she’s taking stock of her past, she also fixes firmly on her main goal: to reconnect with the son she lost custody of 20 years ago.


  • 77 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Spanish, Catalan
  • Subtitles in: English
Miguel Eek
Marta Castells / Mosaic, Virginia Galán / Mosaic
Executive producer
Miguel Eek for Mosaic
Jordi Carrasco
Aina Calleja Cortés

IDFA history

World Premiere
IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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