OS CORPOS / THE BODIES
ELOY DOMÍNGUEZ SERÉN
Every year, the province of Ourense celebrates one of the oldest forms of Entrudo. Over several days, they celebrate folións, farrapadas, corredoiros and baixadas confelos, cigarróns and pantalhas. These unique celebrations, illuminated with curls and accompanied by the bang of drums, are filmed engagingly in this documentary. The massive night scenes, with crowds, acquire a special meaning when they learn that this party took place at the end of February, just ten days before the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Galicia.
1985, Simes (Galicia). He studied in Salamanca, Milano and Barcelona, where he graduated in 2010. Before debuting as a filmmaker he worked as a film critic for both radio and press, becoming a member of the Youth Jury at 67th Biennale di Venezia in 2010. In 2012 he moved to Sweden, where he made his short film PETTRING. In 2014 he released two new projects, the short film I DEN NYA HIMLEN and the medium-feature film JET LAG (programmed at FID Marseille, Doc’sKingdom, Museum of the Moving Image of New York and Etats Généraux de Lussas, among others). His film NO COW ON THE ICE was premiered in 2015 at Visions du Réel and awarded in Toulouse, Filmadrid, Play-Doc, L'Alternativa or Márgenes, while his two most recent works, the short films YELLOW BRICK ROAD and RUST, have been premiered at Jihlava IDFF and FID Marseille, respectively. In 2017 his new project HAMADA was selected at the Doc Station of Berlinale and it won two awards at the Doc Outlook of Visions du Réel. Moreover, he was also selected to participate at Berlinale Talents 2017. HAMADA was premiered at IDFA 2018, it's been selected in festivals such as Cinéma du Réel or Bafici and it's been awarded at Cinéma du Réel, Gijón International Film Festival, Tempo or Porto/Post/Doc. In 2020 he launches two more short films: SAFETY DISTANCE, about the pandemic in his native village, and THE BODIES, premiered at IDFA and selected at Clermont-Ferrand. Along with those projects, he also shoots the fictional short film ROMPENTE, produced by Zeitun Films.