SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH
Portugal, Switzerland | 14’ | 2020
On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions and the burden of past traumas loom over them. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation; while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks. Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Solothurner FilmTage, Switzerland
Sundance Film Festival, U.S.
Go Short - Int. Short Film Festival, The Netherlands
Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey
Vilnius Int. Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris", Lithuania
True/False Film Festival, U.S.
Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea
Trento Film Festival, Italy
Ashland Independent Film Festival, U.S.
Ethnocineca Documentary Festival, Austria
Festival Int. du Film d'Aubagne, France - Best Documentary Prize
Full Frame Documentary Festival, U.S. - President's Award
Kyiv Int. Film Festival "Molodist", Ukraine
Moscow Int. Documentary Festival DOKer, Russia
Boston Short Film Festival, U.S. - Best Experimental Film Award
Melbourne Int. Film Festival, Australia
| Production: A Vol d’Oiseau | Directing, Editing: Aylin Gökmen |
| Camera: Marianna Vas | Music: Thomas Geissl |
| Sound Designers: Joao Alves, Etienne Curchod - Alea Jacta.CH |
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