Coast of Death

Costa da morte

Costa da morte

  • Lois Patiño
  • Spain
  • 2013, 84 min
Photography: Lois Patiño
Editing: Lois Patiño, Pablo Gil Rituerto
Sound: Miguel Calvo "Maiki", Eric T. Jensen
Music: Ann Deveria
Color: Colour
Language: Spanish, lang_x_gal

Northern Spain’s Galician coast has been considered a boundary since antiquity, a place where the land ends and life meets eternity. Later, it came to be called the Coast of Death, because its wild cliffs sealed the fate of many a ship. At the beginning of the 21st century, however, director Lois Patiño interprets the “Costa da morte” as a disconcerting symbol for modern man’s un-heroic struggle over the shape of the landscape and the exploitation of natural resources.

The filmmaker’s seemingly indifferent camera and mosaic of long, well-planned shots represent an angst-ridden introspection of his fears as to the outcome of this struggle.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Opus Bonum
Exhibition format: Blu-ray
Subtitle languages: English


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard