Before and after kissing Maria narrates, from the point of view of Raúl, a 9 year-old child from a small village in the Spanish countryside, his adventures to kiss Maria, his 12 year-old cousin, which as every summer, has come to the village to spend her holidays.
He completes the degree in Fine arts in the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia, specializing himself in sculpture.
He employed during a brief period of time at the audio-visual sector as assistant of production and takes part in the filming of several cinematographic productions, including a full-length film, all of them realized in Valencia.
In November, 1999 he is admitted to the selective year of cinema director into the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia de Roma, Italy. After two months of test, he is selected to realize the complete program of studies during three years.
While he’s studying in Italy, he realizes numerous fiction and documentaries shorts-films in format 35mm, enters in touch with professionals of the cinematographic Italian industry and works inside and out of the school as the first assistant of direction in shorts-films, plays and a full-length film.
As final project he realizes a short-films inspired by Lawrence of Arabia’s death, " Il giorno in cui niente successe ", which will become, besides several prizes in international festivals, nominated as Best Short of Foreign Schools by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences 2005.
Nowadays he is employed as producer at the company of animation 3D called Pasozebra and he’s preparing two projects of full-lenght film, one of them in co-production with Italy.
Director: Ramón ALÓS
9 min. 2007 35mm, színes, szöveges, Spanish, English felírattal
Operatőr: Paco Belda
Zeneszerző: Andreau Alós
Vágó: Marcos Hervera