MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND

32 min. Spain. 2018
Colour. Stereo
DCP (HD, 16:9)

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.
Mark