AND THE WHOLE SKY FIT IN THE DEAD COW'S EYE

Y TODO EL CIELO CUPO EN EL OJO DE LA VACA MUERTA

By Francisca ALEGRIA

HOLY NEW YORK LLC - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

In a small village in Chile, Emeteria (85) is visited by the ghost of her patrón, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife, but he has more devastating news

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Short Cuts
Warsaw FF 2016
Short Films Competition
New York FF 2016
Oldenburg 2016
Valdivia IFF 2016
Telluride FF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHILE, USA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 18 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Francisca ALEGRIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Francisca ALEGRIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Augusto MATTE (JIRAFA FILMS), Florencia LARREA (FORASTERO)
    • Synopsis
    • This poetic, mystical story is about a long life, hard work, family, guilt and ghosts. In a rugged isolated village in rural Chile, tradition and superstition yield to forgiveness and letting go. A final decision has to be made before death comes.

      “And The Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye” came to me through a tarot card: the X of Gold; And old man coming back to his village where no one recognizes him.

      Other specific images started appearing after that; From a news headline that informed that 55 cows had been stroke by a lightning bolt and an endless tear that I saw coming from one of my grandmother’s eye. That’s how Emeteria was born, out of that tear. As the protagonist of this very Chilean folk story, she is visited by a ghost, incarnated by an old patrón of the village, who brings a bad omen. At the end of her life, Emeteria will need to make a journey to save her son’s life.
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