Critics Week

I Have Electric Dreams

Original Title : Tengo sueños eléctricos
Director : Valentina Maurel
Country : Belgium, France, Costa Rica
Language : Spanish, English
Duration : 101 minutes
Year : 2022
Critics Week


Eva, a 16-year-old girl, lives with her mother, her younger sister and their cat, but wants to move in with her estranged father. Clinging onto him, she tries to balance between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life.

Valentina Maurel


Valentina Maurel was born and grew up in Costa Rica. She went to study in Paris and after that in Brussels where she attended INSAS. In 2017 her short film “Paul est là” won the Cinéfondation first jury prize in Cannes. Her second film “Lucia en el limbo” was her first film shot in Costa Rica and was also in 2019’s critic’s week at the Cannes festival.


– Reinaldo Amien Gutiérrez
– Daniela Marín Navarro
– Vivian Rodriguez
– Adriana Castro García


– Director: Valentina Maurel
– Producer: Benoit Roland,Grégoire Debailly
– Editor: Bertrand Conard
– Writer: Valentina Maurel
– Dop: Nicolás Wong Díaz
– Sound: Corinne Dubien, David Vranken
– Music: Valentina Maurel

Awards and Nominations

Winner -International Film Festival of India 2022
(Best Film, Best Actress)
Winner- Locarno International Film Festival 2022
(Best Acto, Best Actress, Best Director)
Winner- Reykjavik International Film Festival 2022
(Special Mention)