Trot

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    Trot

    Trote

    Directed by

    Spain, Lithuania

    2018

    90 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Daughter. Sister. Carme lives in a mountain village in Galicia with her sick mother and her father Ramón, with whom she hardly speaks. She works in a bakery and feels the need to escape from this oppressive atmosphere, but circumstances always stop her from breaking free. From trotting. From running. TROT takes place during the weekend of the celebrated “Rapa das Bestas,” a symbol of the age-old struggle between man and horse. The village prepares for the celebration. Luis, Carme’s older brother, comes home for a few days with his wife María. TROT is the struggle between man and horse, between reason and instinct.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Celso Bugallo
    María Vázquez
    Tamara Canosa
    Diego Anido
    Screenplay
    Xacio Baño
    Diego Ameixeiras
    Cinematography
    Lucía C. Pan
    Editing
    Xacio Baño
    Álvaro Gago Díaz
    Sales
    PATRA SPANOU FILM MARKETING & CONSULTING
    Production
    FRIDA FILMS

    Press

    Trot is a sprawling metaphor, a silent scream, an anguished outburst. It is a film of overwhelming beauty, but at the same time, it is devastatingly harsh, marked by its delicate, sensitive and simple mise-en-scène.

    Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa

    Xacio Baño

    Xacio Baño

    Spain

    Xacio Baño (b. Xove, Galicia, Spain, 1983) studies cinematography at the University of León. He produces, writes and directs several short films among them SER E VOLTAR (2014), ANACOS (2012) and ESTEREOSCOPÍA (2011). His films have appeared in many national and international festivals such as Locarno, New Directors/New Films, Clermont Ferrand, Telluride Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Alcine, Slamdance, Festival Málaga, Encounters, Shnit, Aspen Shortfest and more. His latest film, TROT (2018), will be premiering at the Locarno Festival.

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