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2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

SAMSARA

Lois Patiño
Spain
 - 2023
National premiere

If a soul leaves one body to find another, how does it feel? What does it sound like? ‘Samsara’ is a story divided into two: two worlds, two belief systems, two experiences and inner lives. What unites them is a cosmic thread, a sensory path, all light and sound. The story begins near a miraculous waterfall in Southeast Asia and travels to a fishing village in East Africa. The route is a bridge that does not appear on any map, and which perhaps only cinema can attempt to replicate.

Lois Patiño

Filmmaker and artist born in Galicia, Spain, in 1983. He has shown his films at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, New York, Viennale, IDFA, Oberhausen. His most recent Works, ‘Sycorax’ (2021) and ‘The Sower of Stars’ (2022), have premiered at Cannes Quinzaine and Berlinale Shorts. His two feature films ‘Coast of Death’ (2013) and ‘Red Moon Tide’ (2020) premiered at Locarno and Berlinale Forum. His last feature ‘Samsara’, premiered at Berlinale Encounters (2023) and won the Special Jury Prize. He is currently in the process of editing his next two works, a short film shot in Japan and a feature film shot in the Azores.

Screenings

Tue. 24, 9:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Tue. 24, 9:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Tue. 24, 9:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
113 min.
Tue. 24, 19:00
Presentation
Q&A
Tue. 24, 19:00
Tue. 24, 19:00
113 min.
Wed. 25, 16:15
Presentation
Q&A
Wed. 25, 16:15
Wed. 25, 16:15
113 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Lois Patiño
SCREENPLAY
Lois Patiño, Garbiñe Ortega
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Mauro Herce, Jessica Sarah Rinland
EDITOR
Lois Patiño
SOUND
Xabier Erkizia
MUSIC
Xabier Erkizia
PRODUCED BY
Leire Apellaniz
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Señor y Señora
CAST
Amid Keomany, Toumor Xiong, Simone Milavanh, Mariam Vuaa Mtego, Juwairiya Idrisa Uwesu, Bernedeta Gaspar, Ame Simai
RUNNING TIME
113 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
Spain
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in Laotian and Swahili with English and Spanish subtitles.
CONTACT
Bendita Film Sales
+34 685 477 552
IN SPAIN
Atalante
+34 912 531 842

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