ALBERT GARCÍA-ALZÓRRIZ

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BEHIND THE EUCALYPTUS TREES

2018

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MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND
32 min.
Single-channel. Digital HD. 16:9
Colour. Stereo

Original title: Tras los eucaliptos
In a colonisation village built under Francoism, the neighbours settle on an empty plot once occupied by the open-air cinema. They set up a big shade, chairs and some plants. The camera and microphone record the settlement process: the movement, the gestures, the conversations and glances, the drawings and the bells tolling; a biker with flowers and two goldfinches; children engrossed by a screen.

Some neighbours take in the fresh air and chat. The village is reinterpreted by local mythology. The unique architecture and the eucalyptus forest that surrounds it acquire new meanings.
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