Coast Of Death, considered as the end of the world by the Romans, is part of the Galician region in the south-west of Spain. The reason it has a dramatic name, or "coast of death," is that there have been a number of drifts and ship wrecks due to rocks, fogs and storms. Coast Of Death gazes at people residing in this Galician coast, loggers cutting old trees, fishermen fighting a billow, and women digging clams from mud.
Focusing on the magnificent nature than human activities for survival, the camera sticks to the principles of long takes and long shorts. Wind, sea, fire, wave, rocks and mountains are depicted as vivid characters while the humans look like a dot or an ant.
Lois Patino is a new director developing the field of landscape documentary using scenery as materials. Inheriting Spanish film traditions of Victor Erice and Jose Luis Guerin, this film adopts their style including extreme long shorts and an asynchronism between images and sounds, against traditional documentary techniques, thereby giving the audience new experience.
In the beginning, the film seems to depict how a human being changes the nature for their own use; but in the end, it integrates wonderful cinematic expressions that a person, history, myth and legend are the mystery of the landscape. Elaborate sound design by Miguel Calvo and Erik T. Jensen play a role in creating multi-layered mood.
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