Santa Inocencia

A Film by Meritxell Campos Olivé


Santa Inocencia is a journey into the inner self. In the frame of a small Italian village, eight characters atone themselves through the structure of the station drama. The film investigates in the spirit of the absurd the neurosis and fears of the everyday life, it’s constant projections into the past or the future and the inability to experience the present.


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    Meritxell Campos Olivé

    Meritxell Campos Olivé was born in Bigues i Riells, a village close to Barcelona. She has lived in Berlin since 1999, working internationally as a choreographer, dancer and director.

    She taught at Tanzfabrik Berlin from 2004 to 2011, opened the space for art and creation “Urbanraum” in 2011 and teaches Contemporary dance, Improvisation Dance Theatre and Choreography at Seneca Intensiv Berlin (formation program for professional dancers) since 2014.

    Before exploring film as a medium for artistic expression, stage works like the dance theatre SPECULUM, the reading/performance ANIMAL ERECTUS (with German writer Harald Martenstein), VERTIGO (a piece for dancer and harpsichord) and the dance theatre project HUMAN LOOPS were her most well-known. HUMAN LOOPS has been shown in Germany (Rotes Rathaus/City Hall Berlin, Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden), Spain (Sant Feliu de Guíxols) and Italy (Roma Action Poetry Festival). Until today more than 800 participants of all ages and educational backgrounds have taken part in HUMAN LOOPS.

    In 2015 Meritxell Campos Olivé started focussing on video and film projects, using the camera as an experimental tool. One project: "7 One Shots", a series of short, improvised one-take videos interpreting music of Dieter Meier. She also started working on her first feature film as a director which was finished in 2017: “Santa Inocencia”, shot in Alvito, nearby Rome. The art film, produced by Dieter Meier and Peter Rommel, investigates in the spirit of the absurd, the neurosis and fears of the everyday life, it’s constant projections into the past or the future and the inability to experience the present.

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FAIR MIDDLE EAST 2018 (Official Selection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)March 6, 2018
  • 20th SARATONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sarasota, FL, USA)April 13, 2018
    6th HEADLINE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)April 18, 2018
    8th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)April 30, 2018
  • 7th MADRID INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)July 20, 2018
  • 1st AMSTERDAM INT'L FILMMAKER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)August 11, 2018
  • 3rd DEFY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)August 24, 2018
    6th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 9, 2018
    16th SANTA CRUZ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, CA, USA)October 3, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE EXTREMO - WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF VERACRUZ (Official Selection, Veracruz, Mexico)October 8, 2018
    3rd LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)October 11, 2018
  • 61st CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARDS FOR INDEPENDENT AND EMERGING MEDIA (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 5th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)February 14, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 37th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (Official Selection, Québec and Montreal, Canada)March 11, 2019
  • 3rd SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Antonio de Ibarra, Ecuador)March 21, 2019


Meritxell Campos Olivé
Dieter Meier, Peter Rommel, Francesca Paolillo
Meritxell Campos Olivé
Director of Photography
Livia Romano
Sound Unit (Berlin)
Till Kind
Costume Design
Laia Hernández Roig
Denny de Angelis, Simone Panetta
Davide Minotti
Mona Mur


Running Time
66 min.
Shooting Format
HD, 1920x1080
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


Meritxell Campos Olivé Filmproduktion
Parkstrasse 3
12103 Berlin, Germany


Meritxell Campos Olivé