FOCO SINAIS: HELENA GIRÓN AND SAMUEL DELGADO
All online contents will be freely available online on the festival’s website (www.s8cinema.com) between May 28 and June 6 2021 (both dates inclusive).
This year our section Sinais is devoted to getting to know a creative duo whose work definitely matches (S8)’s spirit. Galician filmmaker Helena Girón and Samuel Delgado, a creator from the Canary Islands, join forces to explore materials and ideas in films that bring to the front an underground connecting thread of subversion that underpins every period in history. In their abstract, evocative pieces, the study of myths and the occult –with an emphasis on the political implications that underlie them– are interwoven with a reinterpretation of history. Their work is strongly linked to experimenting with textures, archival footage, and photochemical procedures, through which they have achieved a strong visual identity and a coherent formal universe. In this online special we’ll delve into their creative processes, getting to know their research interests, their influences and their upcoming projects. An in-depth interview with the authors that will be complemented with the exhibition of their films Sin Dios ni Santa María, Montañas ardientes que vomitan fuego, and Plus Ultra.