The Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais (Agadic) announced yesterday the beneficiaries of the aids to the audiovisual industry. The allocation of this program is €2,000,000. Trote (Frida Films), the first feature by Xacio Baño, is one of the selected projects and will receive €259,000. It was one of the four projects which took part at Ikusmira Berriak’s first edition in 2015.
Last year Baño spent six weeks at Tabakalera's residence programme, developing the project which now benefits from this grant. Trote’s shooting, on the edge between reality and fiction, will start on the second quarter of 2017 and might be screened at the 65th San Sebastian Festival.
Ikusmira Berriak is a programme of support to audiovisual projects committed to innovation and experimentation in areas of both cinematic language and means of production. The initiative is the result of collaboration between Tabakalera - International Contemporary Culture Centre, San Sebastian Film Festival, San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016, Donostia Kultura and the Basque Film Archive Foundation. Its main objective is to promote audiovisual creation.
Trote is a feature film somewhere between fiction and documentary. A film to play with non-actors, real locations, exteriors, and with filming and recording to find the story.
A film of sensations, in which the conflicts between the characters are not evident, and in which the only aim is to transmit a vital moment.
Shooting format: HD
Shooting location: Galicia.
Carme (32), a lonely and reserved girl, lives in a small town in inland Galicia mountains with her sick mother and her father Ramón (65). Carme and Ramon hardly talk to each other. She works in a bakery and dreams of leaving some day this oppressive and distressing place but she has never managed because of her circumstances. Running away. Trote takes place during the week of the “Rapa das Bestas”, an ancestral combat between men and horses. The town is preparing the festivity. Luis (37), Carme’s oldest brother, who works in Madrid and her wife María (35), who is four months pregnant are also there.
Xove (Lugo), 1983. He studied Cinema at the University of León. He has produced, written and directed several short films, among which we can single out Estereoscopía (2011) and Anacos (2012), which have been presented in numerous national and international festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, New directors/New Films MoMA, Telluride, Mar del Plata, Las Palmas, Alcine, Málaga, Slamdance, Busan,...
Ser e voltar (2014), his first experience in the field of non-fiction, was premièred at the 67th Locarno Festival and has recently received the Canal+ Prize and Jury Special Mention at the 37th Clermont-FerrandInternational Short Film Festival.
2015 - Eco
2014 - Ser e voltar.
2013 - Entre el relámpago y el trueno.
2012 - Anacos.
2011 - Estereoscopía.