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VENICE 2021 International Film Critics' Week

EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Venice International Film Critics' Week title They Carry Death

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- The first feature by filmmaking duo Helena Girón and Samuel M Delgado will have its world premiere in the parallel section of the Italian festival

EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Venice International Film Critics' Week title They Carry Death

1492. Among the crew captained by Christopher Columbus travel three men who should have been dead by now. They have managed to avoid their sad fate by participating in this uncertain journey. When they reach the Canary Islands, they flee, taking one of the ship’s sails with them. Meanwhile, in the “Old World”, a woman tries to save her dying sister by bringing her to a healer. Both of these journeys attempt to laugh at death. Both journeys are at the mercy of history.

This is the synopsis for They Carry Death [+see also:
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, the first feature by Helena Girón and Samuel M Delgado, which will have its world premiere in the 36th edition of Venice's International Film Critics' Week, before its screening in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Section of the 69th San Sebastián International Film Festival.

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According to Girón and Delgado, “In the film, we develop an idea that Silvia Federici previously wrote about in her essay Caliban and the Witch, in which she talked about the fact that the riches obtained during colonisation enabled the funding of the whole repressive apparatus of the Inquisition, and the mercenaries and the armies that would successfully stamp out the peasant uprisings that occurred in Europe at the end of the 15th century and during the 16th century.” The duo’s work investigates the relationships between mythology and materialism, and has already been shown at many well-known international film festivals, including Locarno and Toronto.

The movie is a co-production between Filmika Galaika (Endless Night [+see also:
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, the short film Sycorax), based in Galicia, and El Viaje Films (White on White [+see also:
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, Between Dog and Wolf [+see also:
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), based in the Canary Islands, with associate-production duties handled by La Banda Negra (Spain) and Blond Indian Films (Colombia), support from AGADIC, ICAA - Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Canary Islands government, and the involvement of Corporación de Radio y Televisión de Galicia-CRTVG and Radio Televisión Canaria-RTVC. Bendita Film Sales is handling the international sales, and Begin Again will distribute the film in Spanish cinemas.

Check out our exclusive poster below, designed by Mario Rivière:

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(Translated from Spanish)

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