Finisterrae

Feature Film | ESP 2010 | 80' | Subtitled English

Transcending genres and defying categorization, this is an instant cult movie. FINISTERRAE is Sergio Caballero’s freshman film. The 45-year-old Catalan has been known for years as a trendsetter due to his work as a co-director of the annual Sónar music and multimedia festival in Barcelona. The story revolves around two (russian-speaking) ghosts on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela for their rebirth. They encounter all sorts of strange fellows and talking animals in the course of their trip. A simple recap of the plot, though, cannot do justice to this film and Eduard Grau’s (A SINGLE MAN) outstanding cinematography. To get the gist of it, picture a Monty Python screenplay shot by Luis Buñuel, or a comedy directed by Andrei Tarkovsky under the influence of LSD. Its boldness and eccentricity have earned FINISTERRAE the main prize, the Tiger Award, at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival.

Director
Sergio Caballero
Script
Sergio Caballero
Photography
Eduard Grau
Editor
Martí Roca
Sound
Jonathan Darch, Jordi Juncadella
Music
Sergio Caballero, Jimi Tenor
Production Design
Lourdes Español, Jordi Picazos
Principal Cast
Pau Nubiola, Pavel Lukiyanov, Pau Nubiola
Producer
Luis Miñarro
Executive Producers
Ventura Barba, Luis Miñarro

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Selected filmography Luis Miñarro

COSAS QUE NUNCA TE DIJE (1996), WHERE IS MADAME CATHERINE? (2003), QUIXOTIC/HONOR DE CAVELLERIA (2006), LA SILLA (2006), LA CÁSCARA (2007), BIRDSONG (2008), LIVERPOOL (2008), THE BLUE BULL (2008), ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLONDE-HAIRED GIRL (2009), CINÉCLUB (2009), UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010), MEDIANERAS (2011)