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Waiting For Women

Original title Esperando Mujeres


In the remote Spanish village of ‘Riofrio’ the women have left years ago. Only men are left without the slightest possibility to find a relationship. Not bearing the disastrous situation any longer, they organize a busload of single women to come from Madrid into their loneliness. Their ideal aim is to fall in love! But having never learned how to deal with women, beside their mothers and some motorway prostitutes, the event goes terribly wrong. Waiting for women is a heart-warming documentary about love and solitude, about gender, migration and hope.

Author/s Estephan Wagner

The Chilean/German documentary director Estephan Wagner lives in London and Copenhagen. In 1997 he graduates as Theater Actor/Director from the International School of Image and Gesture in Santiago, Chile. In 1999 he moves to Germany to work as film AP and in Post Production. Later he studies Film Editing at the Northern German Broadcaster. He edits several shorts films and documentaries. Afterwards he moves to France and works as editor and international correspondent for ARTE. In 2007 he moves to London to make the Documentary Direction MA at the National Film and Television School. His graduation film Waiting For Women has played at over 50 international festivals, winning several prizes. After Film School he worked as 1st Assistant Director with Victor Kossakovsky. He then directed The Finishing Line a documentary for Channel 4. He is working as DoP on Over the Ice a feature length documentary by Marianne Hougen-Moraga set in Greenland. Currently he is directing Vanishing Worlds, a feature length documentary produced by Rachel Wexler and Michelle Eastwood and supported by the BBC and the UK Film Council.

Research Estephan Wagner
Photography Estephan Wagner
Sound Jeet Thakrar
Editing Estephan Wagner