Aliens

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    Aliens

    Directed by

    Spain

    2017

    23 min

    • Spanish

    Experimental

    Tesa Arranz, a key figure in the 1980s Madrid scene and the lead singer of the Zombies, has painted over 500 portraits of outer-space creatures. Confronting the singer’s paintings with the memories of her youth, her poems and diaries, ALIENS depicts an emotional landscape in Spanish history where happiness, nightmarish experimentations and alienation walked hand in hand

    Awards

    • Best Short Film - Cinespaña Festival

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Tesa Arranz
    Screenplay
    Luis López Carrasco
    Cinematography
    Ion de Sosa
    Editing
    Luis López Carrasco
    Sergio Jiménez

    Director's Statement

    An alien is a foreigner, an outcast and, in popular culture, an inhabitant from another planet. Tesa Arranz, a key figure in the 1980s Madrid scene and the lead singer of the Zombies, has painted over 700 portraits of outer-space creatures. Confronting the singer’s paintings with the memories of her youth, her poems and diaries, Aliens depicts the emotional landscape, in Spanish history, where happiness, nightmarish experimentations and alienation walked hand in hand.

    Production
    LUIS LOPEZ CARRASCO
    Luis Lopez Carrasco

    Luis Lopez Carrasco

    Spain

    Luis López Carrasco was born in Spain in 1981. In 2008 he co-founded Los Hijos, an experimental cinema and documentary collective, with Javier Fernández Vázquez and Natalia Marín Sancho. They directed several shorts such as El sol en el sol del membrillo (2008). Their first feature film, Los materiales, was awarded the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Direction at the Punto de Vista International Film Festival in 2010. El futuro is Luis López Carrasco’s first solo feature film.

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