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THE PERSEIDS

by Alberto Dexeus, Ànnia Gabarró

synopsis

The local tales tale that the town and the thermal power plant of Escatron were built on top of Spanish Civil War battlefield, on top of unburied dead corpses. The ghosts and spirits still wander through its streets and buildings, semi abandoned nowadays. Mar arrives in Escatrón to spend the strangest summer of her life after her parents’ divorce. She takes refugee in these mysterious post-war tales that float around the town through a group of teenagers that function according to some rules that she doesn’t know about. Unable to distinguish between fiction and reality, Mar will discover a more fascinating place than it seemed on the first place and that will help her make peace with his dad, conciliating family ties with this country’s memorial history, from the point of view of a teenager.

international title: The Perseids
original title: Les Perseides
country: Spain
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Alberto Dexeus, Ànnia Gabarró
film run: 72'
screenplay: Alberto Dexeus, Ànnia Gabarró, Miguel Ángel Blanca, Maria Colomer
cast: Nora Sala-Patau, Eduard Buch, Carmela Poch, Marta Tremps
cinematography by: Ssoí Ramon
film editing: Katia Armesto, Alba Cid
art director: Adaia Puig
music: Angel Pérez
producer: Adaia Puig
executive producer: Bernat Manzano, Miguel Ángel Blanca
production: Boogaloo Films, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Televisió de Catalunya - TV3
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