de Gabe Ibáñez



In the middle of a vacation on the island of El Hierro, Diego, a five-year-old boy, disappears. Six months later, his mother, María, receives a call: they’ve found the boy’s body and she has to return to the island. In the rocky Canary landscape, María begins to suspect that Diego is still alive. Between horror and psychological drama, Hierro follows the trail of new Spanish genre films. In the production you can make out the same names as in The Orphanage and Pan’s Labyrinth and in the screenplay appears the ingenious man responsible for the dialogues in El Rey de la Montaña. Atmospheric locations and an Elena Anaya who expresses the pain for her loss with aplomb complete this luxurious lineup.


Gabe Ibáñez

Madrid, 1971. Specializing in special effects and digital post-production, in 2006 he directed the short Máquina. His debut feature film, Hierro (09), starred Elena Anaya, who won the award for best actress in Sitges.

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Spanish