Petit Mal


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Petit Mal.

Have you ever met a throuple? We are opening our home’s doors to show you how is our life, how we, as a women’s throuple, live the absence of one of us. This real fiction show us how we deal with loneliness, jealousy and how we have to adapt ourselves when three become two.


Ruth Caudeli was born in Valencia, Spain. She has a Master in film directing from the renowned ESCAC film school and another in fiction for television from the Pompeu Fabra university. She studied audiovisual communication at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where she won the award for excellence. She has written and directed the feature film EVA+CANDELA (2017) and Second Star on the Right (2019) is her second feature film. She has directed several short films, including Late (2010) and Porque no (2016), Between Walls (2017), Aquí no hay señal, marica (2018), EVA minus CANDELA (2018) and Screenshots for a Goodbye (2020), which were selected for and won awards at various international festivals. She directed commercials for recognized brand names at the production company Ovella Blava Films. She is a contributor to publications, such as Kinetoscope, and is a professor of film and television at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Leading Ladies (2021) was her third feature film.


  • Title
    Petit Mal
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length

  • Director
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Screenplay
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Editing
    Ruth Caudeli, Silvia Varón
  • Photography
    Andrés Botero

  • Sound
    Daniel González
  • Music
    Fabio Chaves
  • Cast
    Silvia Varón,
    Ana María Otálora,
    Ruth Caudeli

  • Producers
    Sara Larrota, Ruth Caudeli, Silvia Varón
  • Production
    Ovella Blava Films

  • Tribeca Film Festival New York 2022 – ViewPoints
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2022 – Premio Maguey Competition
  • Frameline San Francisco 2022
  • Andrógina Diversa Film Festival Guadalajara 2022
  • Ciné Pride Nantes 2022
  • OutFest Peru Lima 2022
  • QMTY Monterrey 2022
  • Some Prefer Cake Bolonia 2022
  • Sidewalk Film Festival Birmingham (AL) 2022
  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2022
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival 2022
  • Zefestival Nice 2022
  • Outshine Fort Lauderdale 2022
  • Tampa International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2022 – Closing Night title
  • Vinokino Helsinki Turku Oulu 2022
  • aGLIFF Queer Spectrum Austin 2022
  • Way Out West Festival Albuquerque 2022
  • TLV Fest Tel Aviv 2022
  • Queersicht Bern 2022
  • Image + Nation Montreal 2022
  • Lesgaicinemad Madrid 2022 – Panorama
  • Chéries-Chéris Paris LGBT Film Festival 2022 – Panorama
  • Mix Brasil São Paulo 2022 – International Panorama
  • FanCineGay Extremadura LGBT Film Festival Badajoz 2022
  • Forrainbow Festival Fortaleza 2022 – Feature Film Competition
  • Des Images aux Mots Toulouse 2023 – Feature Film Competition
  • Queer Screen Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023
  • Rozen Filmdagen Amsterdam 2023
  • MAMM Medellin 2023

  • Premio Sebastiane Latino 2022 – Nominated

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