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Longas x Curto

Created in 2020, this section is dedicated to showcasing some of the most interesting feature films of the year made by female directors that the festival has been following since its inception. In this 18th edition, Longas x Curto features three radically different films by authors who approach fiction and documentary via formally risky and incisive proposals. From the historical fiction of Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado, which recounts the misadventures of some sailors who fled with Columbus to the Canary Islands, to Kikol Grau's punk (in substance and form) retrospective of the Spanish music scene’s last forty years —still suffering from the scars left by Franco's regime. This is all wrapped up by Guillermo Benet and his feature film (inspired by a short film selected in Curtocircuíto 2018): screened in claustrophobic square format, it reconstructs the blurred memory of a night of evictions and riots, focusing on issues such as loyalty, belongingness, and truth.

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Teatro Principal

Length: 75m 00s

Eles Transportan a morte

They Carry Death

Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado

  • 2021
  • 75:00
  • Spain, Colombia
  • FIC
  • COL

1492. Travelling among the crew captained by Christopher Columbus are two men who should have been dead by now. They have managed to avoid their sad fate by signing up for the uncertain voyage. But on reaching the Canary Islands the men flee, taking one of the ship’s sails with them. Meanwhile, in "the Old World", a woman tries to save her dying sister by taking her to a healer. Both journeys try to outwit death. Both journeys are at the mercy of time and history.