Coast of Death

Coast of Death  {Costa da Morte}
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Coast of Death
Costa da Morte
Spain, 2013, 81 Minute Running Time
Topics: Documentary, Experimental, Latino
Program: True Stories
Language: Galician English Sub-Titles

Awards: Locarno, Best Emerging Director

The press kit that accompanies many films often contains a section called "Director’s notes." This is where the director explains his "vision". Often one reads this and thinks, "If only these lofty words were matched by the mediocre film I just watched." But in the case of Coast of Death, the director Louis Patiño (who also shot and edited what is, remarkably, his feature debut) has not only made a gorgeous and magical film about the people, land and sea that make up this special place in the far northwest region of Galicia, Spain, he actually made the film he set out to make.

Director Patiño: "I sought to relate the vastness of the natural space to the intimate experience of people…. Eventually, through the deep contemplation of the image, we will dissolve in the whole and disappear into the landscape of Costa da Morte." As I trained my eyes on the big screen, my own life began to dissolve, and I disappeared into the world of Costa da Morte. Experiencing "death" never made me feel so alive. (KJ)

Winner: Best Emerging Director, Locarno Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Lois Patiño
Producer: Felipe Lage Coro, Martin Pawley
Editor: Lois Patiño, Pablo Gil Rituerto
Cinematographer: Lois Patiño
Music: Ann Deveria
Principal Cast: Xilberto Caamano, Cristina Fernandez, Jose Rodriguez Ramos
Filmography: Debut Feature

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