Paco Chanivet

Spain 36 min. min Spanish premiere


Halfway between film essay and video-souvenir, this story is framed about family links. Using the images recorded on a cruise ship made by his parents, the author invokes a dystopian society where the problems of collective coexistence are solved by an algorithm and where the prohibition of abortion is compensated by a law that allows parents to prosecute their children if, at the age of 30, they have not fulfilled the expectations placed on them. In La Veda, the author’s voice-over derives on his fatherly figures, stripping them with brutal honesty under the gaze of an existential void shaped like a virus and with the only testimony of a video camera that is treated as if it were a newcomer to the world.

Session Un Impulso Colectivo – Shorts 3


Presented by the director


Short Film


Paco Chanivet

(Sevilla, 1984) He has a degree in Fine Arts and has studied Social and Cultural Anthropology. He lives and works in Barcelona. Some of his contributions in the national artistic field have been for Sala d’Art Jove, La Virreina, EspaiDos – Sala Muncunill, Getxoarte, C.C. Las Cigarreras, ADN Platform, Arts Santa Mònica, Matadero Madrid, La Capella and Espai 13 of the Fundació Miró.

Filmography: La Veda (curt, 2018), Jornada de 8 actos (curt, 2015)

Paco Chanivet

Film information

Original Title: The Closure
Director: Paco Chanivet
Script: Paco Chanivet
Contact: Paco Chanivet
With: Carmen González, Paco Hernández, Juana Jiménez, Vicente Romero
Country: Spain
Year: 2018
Format: Digital
Length: 36 min. min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2019