Fajr


Direction: Lois Patiño
Screenplay: Lois Patiño
Cinematography: Lois Patiño
Edition: Lois Patiño
Music: Adhan, voice Al Afasi


Runtime: 12:56
Format: Digital
Dialogues: Without dialogues
Subtitles: No subtitles
Country: Spain
Year: 2017


In the Moroccan desert night dilutes forms and silence slides through sand. Dawn starts then to draw silhouettes of dunes while motionless figures punctuate landscape. From night ́s abstraction, light returns its dimension to space and their volume to bodies. Stillness concentrates gaze and duration densify it. The adhan -muslim call to pray- sounds and immobility, that was condensing, begins to irradiate. And now the bodies are those which dissolves into the desert.


Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam | Netherlands, Jan 2017
FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias | Colombia, Mar 2017
L.A OLA showcase | United States, May 2017
Lima Independiente - Festival Internacional de Cine | Peru, Jun 2017
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón/Xixón | Spain, Nov 2017
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata | Argentina, Nov 2017
CURTOCIRCUITO - Festival Internacional de Cine Santiago de Compostela | Spain, Oct 2017
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival | Brazil, Aug 2017
FCAT | Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa-Tánger | Spain, Apr 2017
Vienna Shorts | Austria, Jun 2017
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay | Uruguay, Apr 2017 Special Jury Mention
CINESPAÑA Festival du Film Espagnol de Toulouse | France, Sep 2017
San Francisco International Film Festival | United States, May 2017
GO SHORT - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen | Netherlands, Apr 2017
D'A Film Festival Barcelona | Spain, Apr 2017
ALCINE - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares | Spain, Nov 2017 Best FX
Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba | Brazil, Jun 2017
FILMADRID Festival Internacional de Cine | Spain, Jun 2017
Jeonju International Film Festival | Korea South, Apr 2017
Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival | Portugal, Jul 2017 Special Jury Mention
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival | Russian Federation, Jul 2017
VIA XIV - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Verín | Spain, Dec 2017