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Lois Patiño

Spain, Turkey 12 min min Fiction

Synopsis

In the Moroccan desert night dilutes forms and silence slides through sand. Dawn starts then to draw silhouettes of dunes while motionless figures punctuate landscape. From night´s abstraction, light returns its dimension to space and their volume to bodies. Stillness concentrates gaze and duration densify it. The adhan -muslim call to pray- sounds and immobility, that was condensing, begins to irradiate. And now the bodies are those which dissolves into the desert. *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Rotterdam | Cartagena (Colombia) | Hong Kong | Jeonju | San Francisco

Director

Lois Patiño

He combined a degree in Psychology with several film studies in New York, Barcelona and Madrid. His works range between film and video art, and have been screened at prestigious film festivals and art centers around the world. With Costa da morte, his documentary feature debut, he won the award for best emerging director at Locarno, and with Lúa vermella, premiered at the Berlinale and MoMA, among others, he won a Silver Biznaga at Malaga.

Filmography: El sembrador de estrellas (short, 2022, D'A 2022), Sycorax (short, codirected, 2021, D'A 2022), Lúa vermella (2020), Fajr (short, 2016, D'A 2017), Noite sem distância (short, 2015), La imagen arde (short, 2013), Costa da morte (2013), Montaña en sombra (short, 2012), Paisaje - distancia (short, 2010), Paisaje - duración (short, 2010), Recordando los rostros de la muerte (short, 2009)

Lois Patiño

Film information

Director: Lois Patiño
Script: Lois Patiño
Contact: Lois Patiño
Country: Spain, Turkey
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 12 min min
Language: Without dialogues
Edition: 2017