Michael Gomez Films Blog

Madrid Inspirations

Madrid is the city that I would call my second home. While I only lived there for 3 years in total it was one of the most defining times of my life. From a film perspective the Iberian backdrop has inspired many movies that function as imprints for much of my film inspiration.

Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown  The Red Squirrel

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) “Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios” by Pedro Almodóvar and a less know film, The Red Squirrel (1993) “La ardilla roja” directed by Julio Medem define the time stamp of when I lived there. While these films are from a time when Madrid and Spain in general were in a period of economic growth and world attention, Spain still remains an amazing country with diversity and character even given the current economic  challenges.

While this short from Andrea Casaseca Sinceridad / Sincerity captures  a comical view of the prolonged economic crisis in Spain it is to sure it make you laugh.


And one more short short film on Vimeo “Voiceover” by a Spanish director Martin Rosete that I had to share. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.