VENICE 2021 International Film Critics’ Week
through David Gonzalez
– The first feature film by filmmaker duo Helena Girón and Samuel M Delgado will be presented as a world premiere in the parallel section of the Italian festival
1492. Among the crew commanded by Christopher Columbus travel three men who should have been dead by now. They managed to avoid their sad fate by participating in this uncertain journey. When they reach the Canary Islands, they flee, taking with them one of the sails of the ship. Meanwhile, in the “Old World”, a woman tries to save her dying sister by bringing her to a healer. These two trips try to laugh at death. Both trips are at the mercy of history.
This is the summary of They carry death [+see also:
interview: Samuel M Delgado and Helena…
film profile], the first feature film of Helene Giron and Samuel M Delgado, which will be presented as a world premiere at the 36th edition of the Venice Salon International Film Critics’ Week, before its screening in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section of the 69th San Sebastian International Film Festival.
According to Girón and Delgado, “In the film we develop an idea that Silvia Federici already wrote about in her essay Caliban and the witch, in which she evoked the fact that the wealth obtained during colonization made it possible to finance the entire repressive apparatus of the Inquisition, and the mercenaries and armies which would succeed in eradicating the peasant uprisings that occurred in Europe at the end of the 15th century and in the 16th century. The duo’s work investigates the relationship between mythology and materialism and has already been screened at many renowned international film festivals, including Locarno and Toronto.
The film is a co-production between Filmika Galaika (Endless night [+see also:
interview: Eloy Enciso
film profile], the short movie Sycorax), based in Galicia, and El Viaje Films (White on white [+see also:
interview: Théo Court
film profile], Between dog and wolf [+see also:
interview: Irene Gutiérrez
film profile]), based in the Canary Islands, with associated production tasks provided by La Banda Negra (Spain) and Blond Indian Films (Colombia), the support of AGADIC, ICAA – Ministry of Culture and Sports and government of the Canary Islands, and the participation of Corporación de Radio y Televisión de Galicia-CRTVG and Radio Televisión Canaria-RTVC. Bendita Film Sales manages international sales and Begin Again will distribute the film in Spanish cinemas.
Check out our exclusive poster below, designed by Mario River:
(Translated from Spanish)
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