In a quiet Spanish village, gossip runs rife among the women when one of them leaves her husband. Maybe they too want to escape the choking patriarchal ties imposed by this traditional community. In this documentary-style drama, spiced up with magic realism and a dash of surrealism, nothing is quite as it seems.
Director Ainhoa Rodríguez will be in the Netherlands to present her mysterious debut on August 19 at LantarenVenster and August 20 at Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, with a live Q&A after the film. The film, a testimony to rural depopulation in Spain, was screened as part of the Tiger Competition at IFFR 2021. Using non-professional actors, a very special, disruptive electronic soundtrack and suggestive camerawork, Destello bravío proves that even the everyday can be exceptional.
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Afterthoughts: Destello bravío
Rewatch the IFFR 2021 afterthoughts of Destello bravío with filmmaker Ainhoa Rodríguez.