Cemetery

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    Cemetery

    Directed by

    France, United Kingdom, Poland, Uzbekistan

    2019

    93 min

    • English
    • Sinhalese

    Docufiction, Experimental

    After a devastating earthquake, Nga, an old elephant and probably the last of its kind, and Sanra, his mahout, are about to embark on a journey to find the mythical elephant’s graveyard. A group of poachers, are following them closely, a journey of discovery and mourning starts, the poachers will die one after another under mysterious circumstances, while the spectator becomes the protagonist, on a sonic journey into the cemetery and beyond. An adventure film that unfolds unto an experimental cinematic and sonic experience.

    Awards

    • Meta Cultural Foundation Award, Marseille EspĂ©rance Prize, Special Mention (Highschool Award) - FID Marseille

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Carlos Casas
    Cinematography
    Benjamin Echazarreta
    Editing
    Felipe Guerrero
    Music
    Ariel Guzik
    Sebastian Escofet
    Production
    MAP PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    A total, hypnotic immersion into the jungle.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Carlos Casas steadily digs down beneath the surface of everyday perceptions to offer up an extraordinary and almost mystical experience which is a feast for the eyes and the ears.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Carlos Casas

    Carlos Casas

    Spain

    Born in 1974 in Barcelona, Carlos Casas is a filmmaker and visual artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual art. His films have been awarded in festivals around the world from Torino, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City and some of his video works have been presented in collective and personal exhibitions.
    In 2001 he started a trilogy of work dedicated to the most extreme environments on the planet, Patagonia, Aral sea, and Siberia. His film CEMETERY (2019) premiered at FID Marseille and won several awards.