|Sdition:||Lois Patiño, Pablo Gil Rituerto|
|Sound:||Miguel Calvo “Maiki”, Erik T. Jensen|
|Producers:||Felipe Lage Coro, Martin Pawley|
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81' / 2013 / Spain
"Galicia's life eternal was created when man became part of the landscape and the landscape became part of man" - Castelao
The Costa da Morte region in Galicia was regarded as the end of the world during the Roman Empire. It owes its dramatic name to the many shipwrecks that have occurred in this rocky area prone to fog and storms over the course of history.
As we travel through this land, we can observe its inhabitants: fishermen, shellfish gatherers, timber merchants, etc. We watch them work and discover what simultaneously binds yet embattles them with the vastness of the region. Wind, stone, sea and fire are the protagonists of this film, and through them we learn a little about the mystery of the landscape, of its union with man, history and legend.
Locarno Film Festival (Suiza) - Premio al Mejor Director Emergente
Valdivia (Chile) - Mención Especial
Sevilla - Premio Nuevas Olas No-ficción / Mención Especial Nuevas Olas
Festival dei Popoli (Italia) - Premio del Público / Mención Especial
FICUNAM (Mexico) - Best Film
Play-Doc – Premio Mejor Obra
Hamburg (Alemania) / Vancouver (Canadá) / New York Film Festival (EE.UU.) / Viennale (Austria) / Palm Springs (EE.UU.) / Rotterdam IFF (Países Bajos) / Ann Arbour Film Festival (EE.UU.) / BAFICI (Argentina) / San Francisco Film Festival (EE.UU.)
Lois Patiño (Vigo, 1983). He combined a degree in psychology from the Complutense University in Madrid with film studies at the Tai school. He continued his film training at the NYFA in New York and Barcelona, where he did his Masters in Making Documentaries at the Pompeu Fabra University. He has taken courses in video-making at the Universität der Künst in Berlin under the teaching of Katherin Sieverding, and attended workshops with artists and film-makers such as Joan Jonas, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín and Daniel Canogar. He collaborated in the second feature film of the director Mercedes Álvarez, entitled "Mercado de Futuros".
His videos and video installations have been exhibited in art venues such as the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), MAXXI (Rome), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid), Casa Encendida (Madrid), CaixaGalicia Foundation (A Coruña), MARCO (Vigo)... and at festivals like BAFICI (Argentina), Oberhausen Festival (Germany), Media City Film Festival (Canada), Rome Festival (Italy), Vila do Conde Festival (Portugal), Rencontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin/ Madrid, Jihlava Film Festival (Czech Republic), Punto de Vista Festival, Las Palmas Festival, Huesca Festival and Documenta Madrid among others.
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