Daughter. Sister. Carme lives in a mountain village in Galicia with her sick mother and her father Ramón, with whom she hardly speaks. She works in a bakery and feels the need to escape from this oppressive atmosphere, but circumstances always stop her from breaking free. From trotting. From running.
Trot takes place during the weekend of the celebrated “Rapa das Bestas,” a symbol of the age-old struggle between man and horse. The village prepares for the celebration. Luis, Carme’s older brother, comes home for a few days with his wife María.
Trot is the struggle between man and horse, between reason and instinct.
Project selected for KUSMIRA BERRIAK, a programme designed to support audiovisual projects that show innovation and experimentation in both cinematic language and the production medium. It is the result of a partnership between Tabakalera International Centre of Contemporary Culture, Donostia Zinemaldia / San Sebastián Film Festival, the DSS2016 Capital of Culture project, Donostia Kultura and the Basque Film Archive Foundation.
Genre: FEATURE FILM
Original language: Galician
Produced by: FRIDA FILMS & CIOBRELIAI FILMS
Producer: LUISA ROMEO
Coproducers: MARIJA RAZGUTÉ
Screenplay: XACIO BAÑO
Script: XACIO BAÑO, DIEGO AMEIXEIRAS
After four years, Ana (35 years old) goes back to the city where she had grown up. A huge city, at the seashore. A city everybody is running away from because of the economic crisis. It is a hot summer, so people hide in their houses until the sun goes down. There is no one waiting for her at the bus station.
Ana meets her friends again, and her brother, Paulo. They all give her a cold welcome, expecting some kind of explanation from her, which they never get. Sofía, one of her best friends, throws a welcome party for her, with several friends that Ana had never met before.
Ana and the Future is a film about the absence of the past. And about forgiveness. About the right to make mistakes, the consequences of sins, and the importance of accepting our penances.
Project selected for EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2016.