López-Gallego’s startling micro-budget directorial début is the tale of four isolated outcasts. Alex is a childlike mechanic with a penchant for Portishead and murder. Sara becomes the kidnapping victim of two violent, criminal brothers. In a cold, grey, urban wasteland, their paths intersect to violent effect. With a nod to David Lynch and Michael Haneke, NÓMADAS employs an indie aesthetic that combines beautiful, eerie cinematography with extremely sparse dialogue and industrial soundscape to unnerving effect. Winner of the Best Foreign Film at the 2001 New York Independent Film Festival.