Petit Mal
Pequeño Mal


Director:  Ruth Caudeli
Colombia | 2022| Spanish with English subtitles | 89 min

View in-person at The Cinematheque Wed, Aug 31, 9:00 pm

Have you ever met a throuple? We are opening our home’s doors to show you how is our life, how we, as a women’s throuple, live the absence of one of us. This real fiction show us how we deal with loneliness, jealousy and how we have to adapt ourselves when three become two.

¿Alguna vez has conocido a una pareja de tres, o “triéja”? Abrimos las puertas de nuestra casa para mostrarles cómo es nuestra vida, cómo nosotras, como trío de mujeres, vivimos la ausencia de una de nosotras. Esta ficción real nos muestra cómo lidiamos con la soledad, los celos y cómo tenemos que adaptarnos cuando tres se convierten en dos.

Ruth Caudeli
Was born in Valencia, Spain. She has a Master in film directing from the renowned ESCAC film school and another in fiction for television from the Pompeu Fabra university. She studied audiovisual communication at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where she won the award for excellence. She has written and directed the feature film EVA+CANDELA (2017) and Second Star on the Right (2019) is her second feature film. She has directed several short films, including Late (2010) and Porque no (2016), Between Walls (2017), Aquí no hay señal, marica (2018), EVA minus CANDELA (2018) and Screenshots for a Goodbye (2020), which were selected for and won awards at various international festivals. She directed commercials for recognized brand names at the production company Ovella Blava Films. She is a contributor to publications, such as Kinetoscope, and is a professor of film and television at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Leading Ladies (2021) was her third feature film.