San Borondón is a mythical island that appears and disappears offshore. The legend of the island became so pervasive that, during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, expeditions were organized to discover and conquer it. Its existence was even recorded in several maps of the time. The directors Girón and Delgado also set out for a lyrical exploration in search of the island armed with modern weapons such as 16mm film, digital video camera, and a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). The latter does not merely capture images but also takes samples of marine plants and rocks from the sea mountain Tropic. What if its peak, that lies at 970 mt below sea level, was the mythic island that used to surface from the sea waves?
Helena Girón has a Master in Screenwriting for film and TV from the University of Carlos III in Madrid and a Master in Editing for Film at the ESCAC. Samuel M. Delgado has a Master in Screenwriting for film and TV from the University of Carlos III in Madrid and has participated in international workshops at the EICTV in direction and production. Together, Giron and Delgado investigate the relationship between mythology, history, and materialism. Their previous short films have been shown at festivals like Toronto, Locarno, New York, and many others. Their first feature film, Eles transportan a morte (2021), premiered at the Venice and San Sebastian festivals winning awards in both and went on to show at all major international film festivals.
producers, writers, DOP, sound recordist, editors Helena Girón e Samuel M. Delgado
sound design Carlos García
cast Silvia Navarro
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