La Divanée - Director Jessica Mitrani

  • International Film Festival of Oaxaca 2014
    Marfa Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
“Rossy de Palma narrates a sumptuous account of a life lived lounging.

Jessica Mitrani’s stylish short tells the true story of the sedentary Catalan Countess of Guell, Palomba Matas Mujika de Pumeral y Santiago, who at the age of eigh- teen famously reclined on a chaise lounge refusing to ever stand again. Narrated by Rossy de Palma, the Spanish star of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown—who is known for her own dark and unorthodox beauty—the film recounts what would happen if the countess kept to her word, and is soun- tracked by a sleek cover of The Velvet Underground’s “I’ll be Your Mirror”.” - Avi Grewal for