Landmark Center Mon, May 9, 2022 7:00 PM
The Main 1 Thu, May 12, 2022 1:30 PM
The Main 1 Sun, May 15, 2022 11:20 AM
The Main 1 Sat, May 21, 2022 1:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Jewish Interest
Women Directors
Family Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:119 min
Print Source:Latido Films
Director:Violeta Salama
Executive Producer:Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo
Clara Nieto
Sara Gómez
Producer:Olmo Figueredo
Clara Nieto
Cinematographer:Pau Esteve
Screenwriter:Violeta Salama
Isa Sánchez
Editor:José M.G. Moyano
Composer:Isa Royán
Principal Cast:Cecilia Suárez
Laia Manzanares
Sarah Perles
Mara Guill
Leonardo Sbaraglia


Alegría is a proudly independent woman, living in the family's ancestral home in the Spanish city of Melilla nestled on the Moroccan coast. When her niece is set to marry, Alegría reluctantly agrees to host the event. Supported by Dunia, her bubbly Moroccan housekeeper, and Marian, her chill Christian best friend, Alegría must open her home and revisit her Jewish roots.

Control is a guiding principle in Alegría’s life, and the chaos of the wedding and all its attendant rituals–not to mention a hopeful reunion with her daughter, absent now for 5 years–leaves her feeling adrift. But Alegría has friends, she has family, and even after a rocky start, the love and respect begins to shine through as she begins to embrace her family’s Jewish past. Violeta Salama, with her directing debut, makes the city of Melilla (where she grew up) as much a part of this family as the characters themselves.

Director Biography

Violeta Salama recreated her grandmother’s home in Melilla for the set of Alegría. She grew up in Spain and worked as an assistant director on a number of films and television shows, both in Vancouver and Madrid. Alegría (2021) is her debut feature.