DocNomads film in Sundance, USA
Aylin Gökmen´s graduation film SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH, which premiered in Locarno in last August, will have its international premiere in Sundance Film Festival held from 28 January to 3 of February both online and on-site in several locations across the USA.
The film had its World Premiere at the 73rd Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) in August 2020, and was recently screened in the section Short Films Panorama of the 56th Solothurn Filmtage held also in Switzerland.
By Aylin Gökmen • 14' • Portugal, Switzerland
On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions, and the burden of past traumas loom over them.
Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation, while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks.
Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.