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22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Calipatria
Zabaltegi - Tabakalera - Ikusmira Berriak II
Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice
Foto: Pablo Gómez
'CALIPATRIA' (Zabaltegi - Tabakalera)
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice
Foto: Pablo Gómez

Convicted of murder, Sergio Cassilas (48) lives in solitary confinement. One hour a day he works in Calipatria's desert prison garden. With the help of a guard he smuggles a truckload of earth from the landscape of his favourite movie into its grounds. While working there, Sergio reveals the secret meaning of the soil for his life sentence in prison. Based on a real life story, the film documents Sergio's slow walk across the prison's empty courtyard. The camera's static gaze follows him into the distant garden. While the vision stays imprisoned, Sergio's story leads beyond the prison walls into the iconic riverscapes of the Rio Grande and Alaska's uncharted Yukon territories, tightly connected to American myths of wilderness, lucky strikes, self-made men and the promise of land and liberty for all.

BIOGRAPHY

Gerhard Trelm and Leo Calice use cinema as a tool for interpreting the landscape and creating imaginative spaces. They are founders of the Office for Narrative Landscape Design and co-directors of Eden’s Edge (2014), encompassing the short films Turtle Island, Easy Rider, Garden of Longevity, Exile Park, Little Babylon, Time Square, Earth Tattoo, Water and Worms and Crosswinds, having harvested numerous awards at festivals. Calipatria won the REC Post-Production Award at the 2016 Ikusmira Berriak call for projects.


CAST & CREW
Director
Gerhard Treml , Leo Calice
Screenplay
Gerhard Treml
Production
Office for Narrative Landscape Design (O.N.L.S.D)
Gerhard Treml
Photography
Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice
Edition
Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice
Music
no music
Cast
Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
sixpackfilm
Neubaugasse, 45/13
A-1070 Wien
Austria
Running Time
8 m.
Country
Austria
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