26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: César Souto Vilanova, Fernando Gómez-Luna
original title: Interregno
country: Spain
year: 2020
running time: 79 min.


The whole world experienced it. Empty streets. A restricted social life. Listening to news reports about increasing numbers of infected and dead. A slow return to the norm only after several months. The first people in the streets and the first stroll through the city. Because of the declared state of emergency and mandatory quarantine requirements, Fernando was stuck in Barcelona and César in Santiago. Together, they have created a penetrating film collage from their everyday impressions during the days of stagnation and uncertainty and from the letters they exchanged between March and May 2020. The leitmotif of their Covid correspondence is the desire to move about freely and a search for fixed points. One of these is a deep friendship.

"Fragile and uncertain, like the era of the pandemic, the film emerges as a dialogue from the domestic, as an act of resistance that starts from the real and opens up to the possibility of reversing it" C. Souto Vilanova, F. Gómez-Luna 

Q&A with César Suoto Vilanova, Fernando Goméz-Luna:


Spanish artist Fernando Gómez-Luna (b. 1981) is involved in video art, fiction films and documentaries. Filmmaker, journalist and poet César Souto Vilanova (b. 1975) is also from Spain. His first documentary, Os días afogados (2015), received awards at several festivals. He has also written two poetry collections.

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director: César Souto Vilanova, Fernando Gómez-Luna
producer: Fernando Gómez-Luna, César Souto Vilanova
editing: Bruno Ojeda Molina
sound Design: Juan López López
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