Sycorax

Lois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro

Un impulso colectivo - Curts Spain, Portugal 20 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Who is Sycorax? The first of all characters in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest to set foot on the island of the play. The problem is that Sycorax has no voice. She is barely mentioned by Prospero as a crooked, old, wicked witch who vilely locked Ariel, the spirit of the air, in a tree. But why would she lock Ariel in a tree? Here, we wouldn’t believe Prospero so much.

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Spanish CinemaLatin American CinemaShort FilmLiterature

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

Matías Piñeiro

He studied at the Argentine Cinema University and obtained a Radcliffe scholarship to study at Harvard. Her career has been seen, almost entirely, in D’A, where he landed in 2013 with Viola, and later with La princesa de Francia, Hermia & Helena and Isabella. His films form a beautiful, fun and original set that plays with the theatricality of everyday life, always close to Shakespeare. In 2016 he was part of the D’A jury.

Filmography: Sycorax (short, codirected, 2021, D'A 2022), Isabella (2020, D'A 2021), Hermia & Helena (2016, D'A 2017), Is It Raining? (short, 2016), La princesa de Francia (2014, D'A 2015), Viola (2012, D'A 2013), Rosalinda (short, 2011), Todos mienten (2009), El hombre robado (2007), A propósito de Buenos Aires (2006)

Matías Piñeiro

Film information

Director: Lois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro
Script: Lois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro
Contact: Bando A Parte
With: Agustina Muñoz, Diana Diegues, Susana Abreu
Country: Spain, Portugal
Year: 2021
Format: Digital
Length: 20 min
Language: Spanish, Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish

Poster

Sycorax