A film by Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
















A film by Antonella Sudasassi Furniss

Raised in a repressive era where sexuality was taboo, Ana, Patricia, and Mayela found their understanding of womanhood based on unspoken rules and implicit impositions. Now, their fearless voices incarnate in a single 65-year-old woman, who revisits a kaleidoscopic life of intertwined memories, secrets, and hidden desires.

Status: Completed
Year: 2024
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica, Spain

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Runtime: 90 minutes
Original title: Memorias de un cuerpo que arde


Antonella Sudasassi Furniss is a Costa Rican writer, director and producer. Her first film, The Awakening of the Ants, premiered at the Berlinale 2019. The film was selected as the Costa Rican entry for the Academy Awards. It became the first Central American film to receive a Goya Award nomination, and to win a Platino Award. It was selected in more than 65 international film festivals and received 15 international awards. Memories of a Burning Body is her second film.


2023 Memories of a Burning Body
2021 The Awakening of the Ants

Sol Carballo
Paulina Bernini
Juliana Filloy
Liliana Biamonte
Gabriel Araya
Juan Luis Araya
Leonardo Perucci
Cecilia García
Teo Yuja

Director: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
Screenplay: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
Cinematography: Andrés Campos Sánchez
Editing: Bernat Aragonés
Sound: Fernando Novillo
Music: Juano Damiani
Executive Producers: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, Manrique Cortés Castro, Estephania Bonnett
Production Company: Substance Films, PlayLab Films

Berlin International Film Festival | Berlinale Panorama · Audience Award
Cine Latino Bergen
Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse | Feature Film Competition · Audience Award · Fipresci Award
Uruguay International Film Festival | Ibero-American Competition · ACCU Special Mention
IFF Panamá
Istanbul Film Festival | No More Flowers
MOOOV Film Festival | Official Competition · Canvas Award for Best Film · Youth Award
Filmtage Tübingen (CineLatino-CineEspañol)
Seattle IFF | Ibero-American Competition
Cinemaspagna – Latin American Film Festival in Italy
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
HSBC Spanish Film Festival | Special Presentation
Costa Rica IFF | Central American Competition
FEST – New Directors New Films Festival | Special Screening
Galway Film Fleadh | World Cinema Competition

Intelligent, resilient, incredibly sincere, and surprisingly full of humour.
Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

 A heartfelt exploration of female sexuality in older age. Conveys some home truths that will be recognized the world over.
Allan Hunter, Screendaily