Étienne is a sick old man living alone in a cramped apartment full of stuff. He won’t get rid of it all and he would never think of moving out, even though the flat doesn’t belong to him. He refuses to talk to the social worker, his neighbours or to the owner of the flat believing that the souls of his dead wife and daughter are still present within its walls. The symptoms betrayed by the main character in the film, whose title is inspired by the frequent depiction of the myth of St Stephen’s martyrdom, are in no way unusual in the modern world.
Pere Vilà + IES Santiago Sobrequés
Pere Vilà (Girona, 1975) is a catalan filmmaker with long acclaimed documentaries and films like La lapidation de Saint Étienne. His pieces have been selected in festivals like Rotterdam, San Sebastián, London or New York. His fifth feature film, El vent és això (2018), has been codirected with teenagers.
Filmography: El vent és això (2018), L'artèria invisible (2015), La fossa (2014), La lapidation de Saint Étienne (2012, D'A 2013), Pas a nivell (2007)