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Os Fillos da Vide

Synopsis: 

Returning to her roots, Ana Domínguez makes a journey that goes from the personal to the ancestral through the cycles of life and the seasons: vineyards, grape harvest and wine. The rites, the rhythms of nature and the traditions in danger of becoming extinct offer, through the landscapes and the people who live there, this view in which ethnography and emotion mingle in a revelation of the pagan and mythical influences on the popular celebrations, authentic bacchanals and explosions of fertility and life.

Runtime: 
60:09:00
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 
I wanted to make a movie about our ancestral bond with the earth and the vital cycles of transformation. Nature as something magical and mysterious, primordial, atavistic, which our pragmatic civilization has turned into something marginal, reducing it to forgotten superstitions.
The use of different film formats and textures allows me to create a narrative allegory that recreates not only the passage of time, but also, feelings and emotions, as a dream story to cope with reality and the present.
How to explain the world?
The legends of the past had this function; to be a bridge between generations and to show the place that man occupies in the world. Today, in this time of forgetfulness, we need more than ever to trace the origins, nature, magic, chance and continuous metamorphosis of life.
With this background I decided to film my place of origin, Valdeorras, remembering the fascination that their mountains had on me. As a child I wondered what they were hiding behind, and imagined magical and mysterious worlds to discover. Valdeorras, a valley of winemaking tradition since Roman times, is the natural entrance to Galicia, a borderland surrounded by rolling, gentle and magnificent mountains, as well as an immense sea of mountains where myth and ancestry are always present, "the sacred mountain", my mountain.
The harvests of childhood and adolescence have become something very special for me. This feeling shows me the strong bond that I have with the natural environment that surrounded me in my first steps in the world. The entrance into the adult universe, the small temporal spaces of communal tasks, harvest as a gift, as an offering, community work that becomes a party, at stake. During the harvest there is a feeling of general joy, it is the celebration of life. As a child I could feel that this was something special, the bond with nature was present more than ever in those moments, the joy of change, the idea of transformation.
"... willingly accept selective destruction and keep only life." (Thoreau).
During the documentation process for the film, I was able to confirm some of these ideas by referring to the birth certificates of the past centuries in the Valdeorras area. I noticed how during the months of June and July, which are just nine months after the last harvest, birth rates would skyrocket in the whole region.
All those children born nine months after the harvest are Os Fillos da Vide (The Children of the Vine).
Screenings / Awards: 

Seville European Film Festival-SEFF 2017

Directed by: 
Ana Domínguez
Writing credits: 
OS FILLOS DA VIDE Unha película de Ana Domínguez En memoria // “In memoriam” dos que xa non están Antonio Álvarez Nogueira, Francisca Díaz Fernández, Cesaria Oliveira, Manoliño, Jorge Potente Técnico Guión, produción e dirección Ana Domínguez Imaxe e son Ángel Rueda Montalvo Edición e Montaxe Ana Domínguez e Ángel Rueda Montalvo Música orixinal Lucìa Rolle Boado Postprodución de son Francisco Lariño Chapela Vestiario Hortensia Díaz Prada e María Fandiño, Estilismo Julys Deseño gráfico Lucìa Rolle Boado Participaron Vendima 70´s Hortensia Díaz Prada _ Aurelio Domínguez Avelaira Nuria Domínguez Díaz _ Ruth Domínguez Díaz Diego Vázquez Méndez_ Alfonso Folla Sotelo José Vázquez Álvarez_ Josefina Méndez Fernández Adela Hernández Díaz _ Oscar Núñez Méndez Otoño Antonio Álvarez Nogueira _ Manuela Arias Arias_ Santiago Álvarez Rodríguez Inverno Otilia Núñez Arias Primavera Amparo Díaz Prada_ José de Balbuxan - Yosso Verano Manoliño Comida Nuria Menéndez Remy_ Julia Menéndez Remy_ Paula Menéndez Remy_ Susana de la Cruz Mari Luz Rodríguez González _ José Merelles Remy_ José Miguel (Quixe) Marta Díaz Rodríguez Vendima señor Antonio Laila Álvarez Díaz _ Edgar García Álvarez _ Agustín González Martínez Antonio González Martínez_ Jorge González Martínez_ Festas Don Severino Bacantes Laura Nogueiro García_ Eva Folla Fernández_ Rocío Folla Fernández_ Candela Rivero de la Cruz Triana Prada de la Cruz _ Carmela Fernández Menéndez _ Laura González Rodríguez Marta Fernández Ansede_ Uxia Vidal Díaz Baco Diego Álvarez Moldes E os nosos cans Breixa, Baba e Milka Cartel “vostede está eiqui” Autor José Luis Prieto Poema Inquedanza Autor Xosé de Valbuxan - Yosso Músicos Interpretes Agrupación Abertal (A Rúa de Valdeorras) _ Charanga Ribeiriña (A Rúa de Valdeorras) Os Frebudos (Lugo) _ Charanga Terras do Bibei Temas musicais “Tierra Gallega” de Cecilio Serrano García _ “Pasodoble de Toques” “Pasodoble das Carballeiras” “Muñeira de Chabtada” “El Polvorete” de Manuel Salvador Gonzalez Bedoya Agradecementos Asociación de Coveiros de Vilamartín Centro de Animación Rural Punxeiro_ Colexio Conde Fenosa de O barco _ Xoguetes Famosa Mauro Quiroga Menéndez o pequeño Baco do cartel O coche da Ruth _ Comidas casa Tenta _ Carla Menéndez Remy_ Augusto Quiroga Figueiras _Chisquero_ A Peque_ Alicia (A Cueca) Cesaria Oliveira_ Eugenia López _ Julia Remy _ Julia Menendez Remy _ Castro Voces José Fernández _ Aurelio Trincado_ Antom _ Moises Blanco _ Señora Elena_ Fe Cortón _ Luisa Torres Señor Benito_ Marcos Flórez _ Lucía Vilela _ Beli Martinez _ Ximena Losada _ Marcos Nine O meu maior agradecemento a todos os participantes nesta aventura, polo seu entusiasmo, pola súa emoción e espera, especialmente a miña familia que participou con tanta alegría e sobre todo a Ángel Rueda por toda a súa paciencia e bo facer. Esta película foi rodada A Rúa de Valdeorras _ Fontei _ O Barco de Valdeorras _ Santa María _ Montefurado Valbuxan _ Rairos (Quiroga) _ Mones _ Vilamartín de Valdeorras _ O Castro Vilariño de Conso_ Viana do Bolo Nos Lugares Viña na Áspera _ Viña no Valdecoellos _ Embalse de San Martiño_ A Freiria _ Ponte romano da Bibei _ Malecón de A Rúa_ Feira de Fontei_ As Pinguelas _ Cooperativa Virxen das Viñas Feira do Viño de Valdeorras_ As Cobas de Vilamartín _ Cobas do Castro Igrexa da Rúa Vella_ Igrexa de San Xusto _ Viña Quinta da Peza Entroido: Entroido Vilariño de Conso_ Entroido Viana do Bolo Follión Vilariño de Conso_ Follión do Bolo_ Mascarás Follión de Viana_ Mascarás de Buxán Follión de Vilar de Meao_ Follión tambores de Tameirón_ Follión Quintela de Endroso Follión tambores de Portugal
Cast: 
Hortensia Díaz Prada _ Aurelio Domínguez Avelaira Nuria Domínguez Díaz _ Ruth Domínguez Díaz Diego Vázquez Méndez_ Alfonso Folla Sotelo José Vázquez Álvarez_ Josefina Méndez Fernández Adela Hernández Díaz _ Oscar Núñez Méndez Antonio Álvarez Nogueira _ Manuela Arias Arias_ Santiago Álvarez Rodríguez, Otilia Núñez Arias, Amparo Díaz Prada, Nuria Menéndez Remy_ Julia Menéndez Remy_ Paula Menéndez Remy_ Susana de la Cruz Mari Luz Rodríguez González _ José Merelles Remy_ José Miguel (Quixe) Marta Díaz Rodríguez, Laila Álvarez Díaz _ Edgar García Álvarez _ Agustín González Martínez Antonio González Martínez_ Jorge González Martínez_ Laura Nogueiro García_ Eva Folla Fernández_ Rocío Folla Fernández_ Candela Rivero de la Cruz Triana Prada de la Cruz _ Carmela Fernández Menéndez _ Laura González Rodríguez Marta Fernández Ansede_ Uxia Vidal Díaz
Produced by: 
Ana Domínguez
Cinematography by: 
Ana Domínguez She was born in A Rúa de Valdeorras (Ourense). She studied visual arts at the Mestre Mateo school in Santiago de Compostela, La Massana in Barcelona and the University of Göttingen in Germany. She has developed her artistic career between Galicia, Catalonia and Germany, where she has conducted painting exhibitions, stage designing for plays and performances together with the multicultural group Ball-cans. She has participated as artistic director and props manager in several film and television projects. She calls herself a visual creator. She considers her jump to the cinema a natural process where the camera is an extension of artistic expression. She has made short films and video installations such as Autorretrato or Brío (2015) and participated in the laboratory of film creation AA++, devoted to film performance. Os Fillos da Vide (The Childrens of the Vine) is her first feature film. Currently she co-directs, in the city of A Coruña, the (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico devoted to avant-garde cinema and its contemporary trends.
Release Date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Official sites: 
www.facebook.com/osfillosdavide/
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