Title of the film: A CASTLE IN SPAIN
Original Title : UN CASTILLO EN ESPAÑA
Genre: Experimental drama
Finishing date: April 2021
Shooting format: Super 8
Screening format: DCP, ProRes, H264
Sound: Dolby 5.1 (DCP), Stereo (ProRes, H264)
Shooting, Film Revealing, Script, Editing and Sound Design Max Belmessieri Sound Editing Colin Favre Bulle Mixing Manu Vidal Colorist Matthieu Augustin Music Vincent Peirani and THE DO : Dan Lévy & Olivia Merlhati
Laboratories L’ABOMINABLE and mediaCapture Postproduction Studios Personne Ici and SonoSapiens
Pitch: A few months after a painful loss, lonely photographer Carlota Cortés remains obsessed with “her man”. She is especially haunted by the memory of one “Tina Tickey”, a mysterious and erotic woman of whom he often spoke. Who was she?
Close:Up / San Francisco / USA / 2022 / Best Editor
Short Film Factory / Targu Mures / Romania / 2022 / Honorable Mention
SHORT to the point / Bucarest / Romania / Oct. 2021 / Best Experimental
Vancouver Independent Film Festival / Canada / 2021 / Best experimental
TimeLess Awards / Wrocław / Poland / 2021 / Best Diary
FESCILMAR- Session for the first time Spain / Barcelona / Spain / 2021 / Best experimental
BSSF / 10° Festival of short films of Bangalore / India / 2021 / Best Editing
Anatolia International Film Festival / Istanbul / Turkey / 2022
VINDHYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MADHYA PRADESH / Sidhi / India / 2021
REDMOON / San Luis / Argentina / 2021
Incorto Film Festival - 6th Edition / Mexico / Mexico / 2021
Creative Film Awards / round 7 / Los Angeles / USA / 2021
Barcelona Fantastic Film Festival / Barcelona / Spain / 2021
FESCILMAR- Session for the first time Poland / Katowice / Poland / 2021
A few months after a painful loss, lonely photographer Carlota Cortés fails to complete a commission documenting castles in the Spanish countryside. Despite the passage of time, she has remained obsessed with “her man”. She is especially haunted by the memory of one “Tina Tickey”, a mysterious and erotic woman of whom he often spoke. Who was she?
During her trip through the barren Bardenas Reales Desert, Carlota’s mental distress grows, and she gradually gets lost in her thoughts, musing about the vital need to take photos, the ideas of property and the nature of matter. These at times humorous reflections lead her to observe the rocks, sand and dust of the desert where she finds symbolic figures of “her man” in the contours of the landscape.
Her overheated imagination then develops a hypothesis: could the shapeless “magma” which permeates the imagery – an entity as indestructible as the memory of the flesh – bring back from the depths of the universe the very atoms and voice of her departed lover?
By chance, the beginning of an answer appears when she finally meets the real “Tina Tickey”.