Thirty Souls

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London Spanish Film Festival


TRINTA LUMES

Set in the sparsely-populated village of O Courel, Galicia, Thirty Souls is a mysterious, magical, and haunting meditation on the life-cycle of birth and death in rural Spain. Deeply embedded in local folkloric tradition and the fragile balance between innocence and experience, two children, Alba and Samuel, explore abandoned homes in search of missing names and vanished livelihoods. They expose the sheer power of the Galician landscape with its echoing, menacing mountains and sublime sense of imminent threat. This oneiric love-letter to a remote, enchanting region of Spain – which took a full six years to shoot – is painted through daily rhythms and cadences, exposing life at its most tender and brutal, inviting and savage.


Followed by a Q&A with the director

BBFC rating
15
Year
2018
Running time
80 mins
Country
Spain
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Director
Diana Toucedo
Cast
Alba Arias, Samuel Vilariño

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September 28th

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