|Directed by:||Carla Subirana|
|Country & Release Year:||Spain 2023|
Marco Antonio Florido
Production companies: Alba Sotorra Cinema Productions, Miramemira
Director: Carla Subirana
Assistant director: Cris García
Screenplay: Carla Subirana
Producers: Alba Sotorra, Andrea Vázquez
D.O.P: – Mauro Herce, Anna Molins
Art director: Anna Chwaliszewska
Sound: Amanda Villavieja
Directed by Carla Subirana
GENERATION 14plus – WORLD PREMIERE
❤️ WHY WE LOVE IT ❤️
The so-called Costa de Morte (coast of death) in Galicia is one of the most terrifyingly beautiful places in the world, a place where the Atlantic Ocean give life to the local people but also takes it away. That is where the story of Sica (an abbreviation of the name Nausica), unfolds. An account about a teenage girl whose relationship with the sea was almost predestined ever since her parents decided to call her Nausica. When her father, a sailor, died in a shipwreck, the girl was forced to take a giant though dangerous leap towards maturity and enter, with all its consequences, a world of adults characterized by selfishness, secrets and lies. In this film, first-time feature director Carla Subirana portrays lovingly and in a Bressonian style that transition resorting to the sincere and emotionally charged performance of debut actress Thais García for whom a gesture is worth more than a thousand words. The threatening magnificence of nature is expressed and captured almost in a pointillistic way by means of long and hypnotic camera shots that are both fascinating and terrifying, on equal terms, backed by an evocative soundtrack.
Sica waits for the sea to return her fisherman father. Her only friend, Suso, is obsessed with the arrival of the Ofelia cyclone. Not only Nature will be unbalanced in Costa da Morte; Sica discovers that her community is not what it seems.