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

Sundance Film Festival, U.S.

Solothurner FilmTage, Switzerland

Go Short - International Short Film Festival, the Netherlands

Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey

   Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris", Lithuania

True/False Film Festival, U.S.

Trento Film Festival, Italy

Ashland Independent Film Festival, U.S.

Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France

| Production: A Vol d’Oiseau, DocNomads | Directing, Editing: Aylin Gökmen |
| Camera: Marianna Vas | Music: Thomas Geissl |
| Sound Designers: Joao Alves, Etienne Curchod - Alea Jacta.CH |

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