When airplanes did not exist, people moved around using prayers. Night is the time when travel is possible. People went from one land to another and returned before dawn. In old audio recordings, made by anthropologists in the Canary Islands in the 1970s, we learn of the existence of witches and their travels. The artists recently visited the Islands to shoot the footage, using expired film which was hand-processed. In the daily life of a woman, the old magic begins to materialize as night falls.
This movie is part of a program that includes:
The Exquisite Corpus, Peter Tscherkassky
Brouillard Passage #15, Alexandre Larose
Sin Dios ni Santa María, Samuel M. Delgado i Helena Girón
The Occidental Hotel, Lewis Klahr
With the collaboration of:
Samuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón
The films by this creative duo explore the relationship between mythology and materialism, and have toured festivals such as Locarno, Rotterdam, Mar del Plata or Toronto, among many others. His debut feature, They Carry Death, premiered in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and had previously been selected in the Ikusmira Berriak program at the same event. Their last short film, Bloom, was part of the Official Selection Rotterdam Film Festival.
Filmography: Bloom (short film, co-directed, 2023, D'A 2023), They Carry Death (co-directed, 2021, D’A 2022), Plus Ultra (co-directed, short film, 2017), Montañas ardientes que vomitan fuego (co-directed, short film, 2016), Sin Dios ni Santa María (co-directed, short film, 2015, D'A 2016)