Carlota. Pereda. Our girl from Piggy (2018 / 2022). 27 awards (up until yesterday). Belén. Rueda. Our lady from The Orphanage (2007), Don't Be Afraid (2009) and Spanish Movie (2011). Alongside Maia Zaitegi, one of the young breed of filmmakers from the Basque Country (and beyond) who is really making a name for herself. In the style of Sofía Otero, of 20,000 Species of Bees (2023). In Navarre, quite close to Zugarramurdi, and impossible though it may seem, not too far from the Venice of those Medici della peste. In days gone by, the plague. Today, a mother on her deathbed and another who has already died. A doll, a phantom girl. A neighbourhood policeman. The joaldunak, those impious carnival creatures (pointy hat, sheepskin waistcoat, cowbells…). Fire. The fire.