VENICE 2021 International Film Critics Week
by David González
– The first feature film by filmmaking duo Helena Girón and Samuel M Delgado will have its 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 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. These two journeys attempt to laugh at death. Both journeys are at the mercy of history.
This is the synopsis of They carry death [+see also:
interview: Samuel M Delgado and Helena…
film profile]the first feature film by Helena Giron and Samuel M Delgadowhose world premiere will take place during the 36th edition of the Venice Film Festival International Film Critics Weekbefore 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 about which Silvia Federici has already written 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, the mercenaries and the armies which would succeed in crushing the peasant uprisings that took place in Europe at the end of the 15th century and in the sixteenth century. The duo’s work explores the relationship between mythology and materialism and has already screened at many renowned international film festivals, including Locarno and Toronto.
The film is a co-production between Filmika Galaika (endless night [+see also:
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film profile]), based in the Canary Islands, with associated production functions 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 involvement of Corporación de Radio y Televisión de Galicia-CRTVG and Radio Televisión Canaria-RTVC. Bendita Film Sales is handling international sales and Begin Again will distribute the film to Spanish cinemas.
Check out our exclusive poster below, designed by Mario River:
(Translated from Spanish)
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