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    Directed by Michael Fetter Nathansky
    Germany | 10 minutes | North American Premiere |

This is a fictional dance film that tells the story of Giralda, an undertaker who accompanies deceased humans to their afterlife. Interpreted in Spanish flamenco dance and music, and set at an old East German ship canal lift, the film creates an associative fusion between Northern and Southern Europe, movement and silence, and farewells and eternity.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under.

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Director: Michael Fetter Nathansky
Producers: Virginia Martin
Screenwriter: Michael Fetter Nathansky
Cinematographers: Valentin Selmke
Editor: Kai Eiermann
Music: Lorenz Fischer
Cast: Anna Castillo, Christiane "La Mona”, Ñusta Kolter Irazoque, Ebla Sadek, Salvador Vega Carrasco "Rubin de la Ana”, Antonio Piñera Moreno "Pumuki”
Original Language Title: Departures
Country: Germany
Language: in Spanish, Arabic, German and English with English subtitles
Year: 2021
Running Time: 10 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Awards: Best Dance Short Film, Platartístic - Spring Dancefilm Festival
Primary Company: Contando Films
Contact Email: virginia@contandofilms.com
Website: https://www.contandofilms.com/

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2021 ShortFest Archive