In Galicia, Spain’s most northwestern region, one of the oldest forms of Carnival takes place every year. The peculiar celebrations, lit by torches and accompanied by drums, are compellingly filmed in this short documentary—it is as if you were standing among the revelers yourself, immersed in an age-old pagan ritual. The nighttime scenes of a partying crowd, often packed tightly together, gain extra significance in the knowledge that this celebration took place in late February, just ten days before the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the region.
01/05/2021 – 18:00H – ZUMZEIG
09/05/2021 – 18:00H – AUDITORI CCCB
This short film is part of the session Un Impulso Colectivo Shorts: Life is dream.
Eloy Domínguez Serén
In 2012 he moved to Sweden, where he made his first short film, Pettring. His debut feature No Cow On the Ice premiered in 2015 at Visions du Réel and was awarded in Toulouse, Filmadrid, Play-Doc, La Alternativa or Márgenes. Hamada, his second feature film, had its world premiere at IDFA and was awarded at the D’A 2019.
Filmography: Hamada (2018), Rust (curt, 2015), Yellow Brick Road (curt, 2015), No Cow On The Ice (2015), Jet Lag (curt, 2014), No Novo Céio (curt 2014), Pettring (curt, 2012)