2 or 3 Things I Knew about Her

Germany 2006, Experimental, 12' | Director, Screenplay, DoP, Editor Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo | Sound Nico Hoffmann, Ben Hertel | Music Bernd Fleischmann, Notwist, Michael Beckmann | Production Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

2 or 3 Things I knew About Her is a puzzle-like portrait of several women, the attempt to fuse them into one person. Three incidents which link Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo with her mother provide this fragmented story with an abstract framework. Yet the film is not just the mere documentary rework of a biography. Our acquaintance with the diffuse picture of the mother figure grows as documentary material is merged with found footage. Claims are made and simultaneously revised. Ultimately, what remains is the emotion that infused the pictures.


ELI CORTIÑAS HIDALGO was born 1976 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. From 2001 to 2002, she studied at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. In 2003, she enrolled at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Has already taken part at numerous group exhibitions and festivals with her experimental films, collages, drawings and video art. 2 or 3 Things I knew About Her was nominated for the German Short Film Award in 2007.

Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo
Experimental, Short Film