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PROGRAM 4 AN OCEANIC FEELING
Costa da Morte


Country: Spain
Year: 2013
Duration: 81'
Direction: Lois Patiño

In Roman times, the northwest coast of Galicia was considered to be the end of the world, finis terre, and later became known as the site of many shipwrecks, meriting its morbid name. In "Costa da Morte", Patiño explores how the inhabitants of this area interact with its rugged landscape, living lives tied to the bounty and danger of the sea. To do so, he restricts himself to a single unit of cinematographic vocabulary: the extreme long shot. The human figure finds itself dwarfed, reduced to a small speck within the immense and often dramatic natural settings that emerge as the film’s true protagonists. On the soundtrack, a disorienting rupture of scale occurs, as what is seen at a distance is heard at close proximity, giving the viewer intimate access to noises and voices that appear far away. In Patiño’s words: “I felt that I could go deep into exploring the landscape by exploring how history and legends help to create a landscape’s atmosphere. I focused my filmmaking on the area’s inhabitants who were working in the environment, such as fisherman and women, and boat workers, all of whom I met during the shooting. The pre-existing stories that they tell jointly form part of a collective imaginary.” 

PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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