Do the dead speak to us?
Dir. Helena de Llanos / Spain / 2019 / 21’ / Polish premiere
Director: Helena de Llanos
Cinematography: Daniel Goldmann
Editing: Helena de Llanos
Sound: Oscar Briongos
Music: Los Panchos, Raisa
Producers: Daniel Goldmann, Xavi Fortino, Josep Fernández, Helena de Llanos
Production: Manila Films
World sales: Agencia Freak
A house surrounded by an immense garden. There, a person, any one person, is devoted to removing the past. “Do the dead speak to us?” takes us into the universe of Fernando Fernán Gómez and Emma Cohen (both actors, filmmakers and writers) through the eyes of their granddaughter, also the short's director, while it explores the relationships the living maintain with those who are not here anymore. Or are they?
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
FICA. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo, Festival de Cine español de Toulouse y Midi-Pyrénées, Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca, Festival de Málaga. Cine en Español, Muestra de Cine Mujeres a Escena, Muestra Videoarte y Video Experimental Intermediaciones, ABYCINE. Festival y Mercado de Cine Independiente de Albacete
Helena de Llanos
Helena de Llanos' film works oscillate between documentary and fiction. She has explored different subjects and topics, including the place of gender in Evo Morales' government in Bolivia and female labor in 20th century Spain. She is interested in the intersection of cinema, art, participatory cultural creation, and memory. A former member of Cine sin Autor (Authorless Cinema Collective), de Llanos now researches and organizes the cultural legacy of Fernando Fernán Gómez and Emma Cohen, both writers, filmmakers, and actors. Her current multidisciplinary project, which includes the recent short film "Do the dead speak to us?", will see its culmination with the shooting of the feature film "A Journey Somewhere".