Finisterrae
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    Finisterrae

    Directed by

    Spain

    2010

    80 min

    • Spanish

    Fantasy

    From the director of LA DISTANCIA presented at Cinemart

    FINISTERRAE tells the story of two ghosts who are tired of living in the land of shadows, and decide to walk the Santiago Pilgrim Way until the end of the world, and once there, to begin a mortal earthly life in the land of the living.
    It is an introspective journey through inhospitable landscapes, during which they meet strange beings, wild animals and surreal characters. They must deal with unexpected situations, face their own tensions and consider the doubts arising from the fact that they are ghosts.

    Awards

    • Tiger Award, IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Pau Nubiola
    Pavel Lukiyanov
    Santí Serra
    Yuri Mykhaylychenko
    Screenplay
    Sergio Caballero
    Cinematography
    Eduard Grau
    Editing
    Martí Roca
    Music
    Jimi Tenor
    Sergio Caballero

    Director's Statement

    FINISTERRAE is no normal film. The conception of the film is highly unusual, with an approach that is based on filming and obtaining the images first, and then creating the script afterwards, before finally adding the dialogues.
    This process has enabled the director, Sergio Caballero, to experiment with the classic structure of a “road movie” and to have the freedom to work provided by the lack of a fixed script.
    The result is strange and enigmatic cinema, steeped in an atmosphere that is all its own, which is full of unusually expressive images and an ironic and surreal sense of humour.

    Production
    EDDIE SAETA SA
    Sales
    FILMSHARKS
    Sergio Caballero

    Sergio Caballero

    Spain

    You literally have to lose your senses and bring together different elements in a spontaneous manner, constantly testing it for taste so as to find out the perfect blend... Making a film is like cooking.

    Sergio Caballero’s (1974, Spain) creativity and artistic restlessness has manifested itself across many fields, such as the composition of electronic music, visual and conceptual art and films. He is founder and co-director of Sónar as well as the art director of its ever-controversial campaigns. Sónar is a festival held in Barcelona since 1994. A pioneer in format and content, the festival combines entertainment with art, delving into new trends in music, creativity and technology. In the mid-1980s, Caballero co-founded the conceptual art group ‘Los Rinos’ focused on the graffiti circle and then on painting actions, video performance and more. In the visual arts, Caballero has had individual exhibitions. His most recent, ‘Abstraction in the Stable’, is a re-take on academic, abstract expressionism in painting and shares authorship with a Dutch horse. Since 2004 he has worked with the composer Pedro Alcalde on a series of musical pieces for the dance choreographer Nacho Duato, now artistic director of the Staatsballett Berlin. As a film director, FINISTERRAE was his first feature-length film and was awarded a Hivos Tiger Award at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Film at the Ars Independent in Katowice and has been selected for more than sixty festivals worldwide. His second film THE DISTANCE and the short film ANCHA ES CASTILLA / N’IMPORTE QUOI were both presented at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam and screened at several international festivals around the world. His short film JE TE TIENS (2019) had its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight.

    Selected Filmography