Empalaos – Valverde de la Vera-

12mff, movie, film, animation, documentary, fiction, short, experimental, feature, feature fiction, music video, Spain
third award
Country: Spain
Category: Documentary
Release date: 2018 - July
Duration: 28min
Director: Iria Sanjurjo
Edition: October 2018
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The processes of transformation, experimented by people within the framework of a ritual, creates a special world, which has barely been dealt with visually before. The transformations usually happen at night, in private and hidden spaces. These preparatory moments hold basic keys to understand where a person is in their daily world and where it ends. The purpose is to prove one´s own willpower, after accepting to be a protagonist of the ritual. In the Empalaos of Valverde de la Vera, one of the trascendental, intimate and secret moments, is when the “offered” is wrapped by his loved ones and is prepared for the ritual.

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