Screen can reveal the trailer for Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s 20,000 Species Of Bees which is premiering in competition at the Berlinale.

20,000 Species Of Bees is a Gariza Films and Inicia Films production with Sirimiri Films and is sold by Luxbox. It tells the story of an eight-year-old child who explores her identity during a summer vacation in her mother’s hometown in the Basque Country. The women of her family, and her mother in particular, played by Patricia Lopez Arnaiz, also reflect on their own lives.

Writer-director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren is part of the new wave of Spanish women filmmakers achieving international prominence, which includes last year’s Golden Bear winner Carla Simon. 20,000 Species Of Bees marks her feature debut. The filmmaker’s short Cuerdas premiered at the Critics’ Week in Cannes in 2022.