cinema no pátio: thirty souls, by diana toucedo

24 Aug



free admission

pátio exterior


It is not about the telluric force of the mountains or zombie attacks, but perhaps about something else: ways that cinema finds to represent something that is felt, beyond what the senses apprehend. This year’s Cinema no Pátio presents four proposals that are, torn between the natural and the metaphors, between landscape and revelations. February (Kamen Kalev, 2021) tells us about the poetics of time and rituals in time; Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2022), of the unfathomable mysteries of existence (where the spectator becomes a listener); Happy as Lazarus (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018) of isolation, kindness and exploitation; and Thirty Souls (Diana Toucedo, 2019), of oblivion and death as a passage.
por eduardo brito


thirty souls
diana toucedo · spain · 2018 · drama · 80’ · m/12
com alba arias e samuel vlariño

Superstition and tradition meet in Thirty Souls, a story set in a small Galician village, in the mountains of O Courel, in Lugo. The people of this village live with the attack of nature, the harsh winter, depopulation and oblivion daily, but they maintain a strong belief: death is not an end, but a transition. Amidst these hypnotic scenarios, Alba, a thirteen-year-old teenager, seeks to discover the mysterious and fascinating side of this transition. With her best friend, Samuel, Alba enters abandoned houses, walks through destroyed villages and ventures inside some mountains that hide a parallel world.


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