LA EXTRAÑA ELECCIÓN

A STRANGE CHOICE

By Carmen COMADRÁN

TIERRAVOZ PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

First film - Completed 2014

While Andrea unfolds a labyrinth in her new home’s land, Fran confirms that his efforts for recovering old people’s knowledge are productive, and Flo plants a yew surrounded by friends.
We'll talk about identity, freedom, and about the price to pay for living in village.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2014
Film Library (not in selection)
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Environmental, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carmen COMADRÁN
    • Writer(s)
    • Carmen COMADRÁN
    • Producer(s)
    • Carmen COMADRÁN (Tierravoz Producciones), Raúl MARTÍN
    • Synopsis
    • While Andrea unfolds an artistic labyrinth in her new home’s land, Fran confirms that his efforts for recovering old people’s knowledge are productive, and Flo plants a yew surrounded by friends.
      All of them took a strange decision: to live in a village. In spite of that, they see themselves as normal people, living common lives. The say that it is the others who make the strange choices and obliged them to face difficult challenges: how to buy a house if the owners have valued the ruins as the same price that the square meter in Tokyo; how to keep on organizing activities if the association money was used to circled the capital with the sixth highway; who celebrate the harvest with, if the people who were supposed to come to live here prefered to be close to a shopping centre instead of settled in a historic village, or how not to protest when your land is about to suffer fracking tests.

      With our characters we will walk into the labyrinth in which our society is settled. We will experience the swinging that mainstreaming trends provoke in rural life and we will try to find the way out. While we move forwards or backwards, as the decisions are being taken, we will deconstruct the Minotaur Myth.

      Some prejudices and stereotypes about living in rural areas and about villages' inhabitants will loose sense while we see pieces of our characters lives.
      We will talk about identity, freedom, participation, happiness... about if the price that people living in villages have to pay is maybe too high; and, if maybe, to accept the tendency of urban concentration will not mean that society is assuming a debt that is not able to pay.
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