Director: Alex Mendez Giner
Executive Producer: Juan Bernardo González
Through a downpour in the middle of the night, a couple travels in a lost highway in the middle of nowhere. Unexpectedly, the headlights of their car illuminate what appears to be a crime scene: beside a car stopped in the middle of the road, a man is dragging a body on the asphalt. At the last second, the couple manages to avoid the accident dodging the man and stopping the car few feet away. Being discovered, the man drops the lifeless body while a woman gets off the vehicle and violently walks towards the couple. With no time to recover from the incident, the couple sees the strange woman coming towards them and decidedly throws them a bag full of money.
Centrípeta (Centripetal) posits the idea of a self-contained universe, a micro-cosmos. Characters with competing needs and desires are forced to co-exist, something that—as the title suggests—prevents them from ever moving forward.
Centrípeta premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival, one of the few festivals accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, and won the Audience Choice award in its category. After a strong launch, Centrípeta continued to be screened frequently for over two years in different film festivals around the globe.