The Wandering Star

Wandering Star, the second film by the Galician Alberto Gracia, starts with a text about the punk band Los Fiambres, which made just one cult record in 1984: El lado oscuro del R & R (The Dark Side of Rock & Roll). Gracia follows Los Fiambres vocalist Rober Perdut more than thirty years later. He meets a photographer for a photo session in a bus station, is looking for drugs and loses someone named Roni (Rober’s surname does not coincidentally mean ‘disappeared, lost’). Rober sniffs coke from a Johnny Cash CD and is sailed to an island. In other scenes, we follow the photographer, who sometimes disappears mysteriously.
In this film dedicated to horror director George Romero, as punk as it is free, Gracia creates an alienating atmosphere, especially thanks to the soundtrack. We hear threatening drones, phrases from a self-help tape ('I love myself') and of course delightful punk songs, including Droga, droga droga, Los Fiambres's ode to (freely available) drugs.
 

Filmmaker
Alberto Gracia
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Spain
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
67’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Alberto Gracia, Felipe Lage, José Alayón
Production Company
El Horlá Producciones, Zeitun Films, El Viaje Films
Sales
El Horlá Producciones
Writer
Alberto Gracia
Cinematography
Mauro Herce, Alberto Gracia
Editor
Alberto Gracia
Production Design
Alberto Gracia, Nacho Alonso, Carmen Hernando, Kojy Cacharru
Sound Design
Alberto Gracia, Suri Freixas, Amanda Villavieja
Music
Jonay Armas
Cast
Nacho Alonso, Rober Perdut