Kike Maìllo

Written by Kike Maìllo, Cristina Clemente, Fernando Navarro / From the novel Cosmétique de l’ennemi by Amélie Nothomb / Photography Rita Noriega / Editing Martí Roca / Starring Dominique Pinon, Tomasz Kot, Marta Nieto, Athena Strates, Freyja Simpson, Nerea Jordana / Produced by Toni Carrizosa, Ana Eiras, Laurent Fumeron, Kike Maillo, Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller, Justin Nappi, Rodolphe Sanzé, Eric Tosstorff

Spain/France/Germany, 2020 – 89’
V.O. sub. ITA

Italian premiere



Cinema De Seta

Efebo d'Oro

A well-known architect’s trip to the Paris Airport takes an unexpected turn when a young woman forces him to listen to her story. What seems to be a flirtatious encounter changes in time, although the time line is interrupted, to become a provocative and threatening relationship. Ghosts from the past and sense of guilt resurface more easily in a non-place such as an airport and during a conversation with a stranger. The film seems to tell us that there is no such thing as fate. There is a cosmic order; from this idea comes the title of the novel on which the film is based. The threads of the plot are weaved together to then be undone and become visible.



Kike Maíllo, approached film making through TV series: from 2009 to 2012 she filmed the animation series Arròs covat. Her first science fiction feature film Eva (2011) was awarded several prizes such as that for Best New Director at the Goya Awards in 2012. After having established her own production company Sábado Películas, she made her second feature film, Toro (2016). She has recently directed some episodes of the Netflix series Alma created by Sergio Sánchez.