A Night in The Cosmico
Luis de Val, Diego Herrero
Spain. 2021. 15 min
A low-class law student struggles against his destiny: failure. He has to study for an exam, and since he can’t concentrate, he goes to the Cósmico bar with the idea of having a coffee and focussing. After witnessing the breakup of the waitress with her boyfriend, the girl and the student are left alone at the bar. It is then that an intense conversation begins and teaches them something about who they are, and it will change the way each character sees life: by finding each other, they find themselves.
LUIS DE VAL
Luis de Val has cinema in his DNA. Born in 1979 in Barcelona, his father, Luis de Val Sr., was one of the most respected professionals in the industry for decades. In 1993 he founded Manga Films, one of the leading independent distributors in the sector in the 90’s and 00’s. Luis de Val Jr. started working on Manga Films, where he led the production part within the company.
In 2005 he founded the production company Media Films, with which he produced such iconic films in Spanish cinema as “Yo soy la Juani” by Bigas Luna, “Héroes” by Pau Freixes, “Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo” by Icíar Bollaín or the winner of 3 Goya awards, “El truco del manco” by Santiago Zannou. In May 2015 he founded Youplanet, an agency of representation of youtubers and influencers with a clear objective: to create a media group for Spanish-speaking audiences around the world. His latest production, “Vosotros sois mi película”, by Carlo Padial with the youtuber Wismichu, together with his cinematographic DNA, have led him to want to fulfil a dream he always had: to write and direct a short film. “A night in the Cósmico” is his first foray into film narrative.