Folklore I

Patricia Esquivias

In this work Esquivias continually returns to two distinct threads. Commencing with the 36 year dictatorship in Spain, she enters the personal trajectory of Franco protected by Jesús Gil who abuses his position of minor power, amasses a small fortune, purchases a soccer club and dies, after betting that he could eat twenty fried eggs in one go.

The other narrative follows the rise and decline of rave music events in Valencia, which began some years after Franco’s death on 1975. However, of the apparently liberating parties that took place, we mostly learn about the drug abuse and tragic road accidents that accompanied them.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Folklore I
  • Direction: Patricia Esquivias
  • Production: Patricia Esquivias. 2006.
  • Duration: 00:15:00
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German - Spanish
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: NTSC - PAL
  • License: Copyright