Perrolobo (Lycisca)

Gerard Ortín Castellví
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Synopsis I: Perrolobo (Lycisca) proposes a fragmented journey through the Carranza Valley; a breed competition of dogs of prey, an automated milking machine, the sound of the conch shell with which a shepherd scares away the wolf or a tourist cave discovered during the exploitation of a quarry, are some of the elements that structure the film. Through an exercise in the landscaping of relationships, it highlights the lights and shadows of a reality in the process of change, where to speak of domestication is as inopportune as to speak of purity or a natural state.

Synopsis II: There is something profoundly "originary" in this film: the origin of oral history, the origin of the species, the origin of nature, even the origin of cinema. For what more is needed to start a story than the nocturnal howl of a wolf? From that primitive sound, anything is possible. "Lycisca first of all refers to a hybrid species: the wolf-dog. And as the film progresses, layers and stories are added, and the idea of the original-original, of the pure, is transformed into something else, as happens in any good story. It is about mixing blood, species, stories, images, sounds, possible films and memories of the valley and mines of Carranza (Vizcaya). Until we arrive once again at the night, the howl, the wolf. Muybridge would have dreamed of being able to photograph the paws of a Canis Lupus in movement. Here the dream comes true.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Perrolobo (Lycisca)
  • Direction: Gerard Ortín Castellví
  • Production: 2017.
  • Duration: 00:45:12
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Original format: Quicktime
  • Formats: HD 1920x1080
  • TV systems: PAL