This Film is About Me

A film by Alexis Delgado Búrdalo


Renata and Alexis are making a film together. She is a mesmerising and charismatic contributor, and happy to perform whenever Alexis comes to visit her, in the penitentiary she calls home. However, Renata is less inclined to discuss the murder which brought her there. A haunting, creative portrait of regret.

Director’s Bio

Alexis Delgado Búrdalo is a musician, poet and filmmaker. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied piano. He is a member of the piano duo Johann Sebastian Jazz, who specialize in the works of J.S. Bach with jazz improvisations. His first book of poetry is titled La Flor del Vacío (Amargord Editions, 2010)

His first short documentary Tres mujeres participated in Visions du Réel DOCM 2014, won the Best Short Film Award in the 24th Festival de Cine de Madrid PNR (2015, Spain) and obtained an Honorific Mention in the 9th International Documentary Film Festival, MiradasDoc (2014, Spain). His second short film Noche (Night) premiered in the 54th Gijón International Film Festival (2016, Spain) and was featured in the 20th Málaga Film Festival and the 62nd Cork Film Festival (2017, Ireland). His third short film Fuego premiered in the 22nd Malaga Film Festival.

His first feature documentary This Film is About Me is a co-production with El Viaje Films and 59 en Conserva.

Festivals and Awards

  • Visions du Réel Festival International de Cinéma 2019- World Premiere
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 – Official Competition
  • Toulouse Cinespaña 2019- Official Documentary Competition
  • DocLisboa 2019 – New Visions Section
  • DOK Leipzig 2019 – International Programme
  • Festival dei Popoli 2019- WINNER- Best Mid-Length Documentary
  • Seville European Film Festival 2019- Revoluciones Permanentes Competition
  • IDFA 2019 – Paradocs Section / Focus: The Villain
  • Miradas Doc 2020- First Feature Competition
  • FIDBA Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2020 – Best First Film 
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2020 – Iberoamerican Documentary Feature Selection
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2021
  • Festival Film Dokumenter 2021

Original title

This Film is About Me




Alexis Delgado Búrdalo


Spain / English, German / 2019 / 61 min


Spanish, English, French

Production companies

El Viaje Films, 59 en Conserva, ADBFilm, Canary Islands Connection

Executive producers

José A. Alayón, Irene M. Borrego, Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, Luis Renart


Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Samuel M. Delgado

Camera operator

Alexis Delgado Búrdalo


Francesco Lucarellu


Manuel Muñoz Rivas


Cayetano Martín

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