23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays

Christian Avilés

Spain
2022, 24'

What if the demand for the Balearic Islands by British tourists was because they felt an almost shamanic appeal for the sun and the need to live according to the sun? This film captures the (very real) phenomenon of jumping from balconies to swimming pools to imagine a bizarre and dreamlike world.

There is one scene in La herida luminosa where several british teenagers say goodbye to Mallorca by singing with their red skin like it’s a solemn anthem of farewell to the sun. They carry in their sunburned bodies the sun itself and they take it with them to their grey land. A film about the inability to describe an emotion or a moment in time that is gone and will not come back. Christian Avilés makes a daydream-film where he does not have to describe to us what is indescribable, he makes us feel the heat of the sun and its light through cinema. (Rui Mendes)

International Competition

SCREENINGS

May 04, Thursday, 10:45 (85')

Culturgest, Small Auditorium • C.9804

May 04, Thursday, 19:15 (85')

Culturgest, Small Auditorium • C.210

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
La herida luminosa
LANGUAGE
English / Spanish
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Christian Avilés
CAST
Julia Fossi, Sam Zeitlin, Dina Serra, Lily Roberts, Clara Sans, Quique Muro, Gloria Sirvent, Julia Mascort, Olalla Escribano, Marcel Borràs
PHOTOGRAPHY
Manuel G. Romero
EDITING
Christian Avilés
PRODUCER
Nica Fazio
PRODUCTION
ESCAC FILMS

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