CALIPATRIA

Convicted of murder, Sergio Cassilas (48) lives in solitary confinement. One hour a day he works in Calipatria´s desert prison garden. With the help of a guard he smuggles a load of earth from the landscape of his favorite movie into its grounds. While working there Sergio reveals the secret meaning of the soil for his life sentence in prison.
Based on a real life story the film documents Sergio´s slow walk across the prison´s empty courtyard. The camera´s static gaze follows him into the distant garden. While the vision stays imprisoned Sergio´s story leads beyond the prison walls into the iconic river-scapes of the Rio Grande and Alaska´s uncharted Yukon territories, tightly connected to American myths of wilderness, lucky strikes, the self made man and the promise of land and liberty for all. (production note)

Orig. Title
CALIPATRIA
Year
2017
Countries
Austria, USA
Duration
8 min
Category
experimental, Fiction, Animation
Orig. Language
english
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CALIPATRIA (Image)
Credits
Director
Leo Calice, Gerhard Treml
Script
Gerhard Treml
Green Screen Acting
Gerhard Treml
Electronics
Thomas Sandri
Space Model
Leo Calice
Green Screen Acting
Leo Calice
Postproduction
Leo Calice, Gerhard Treml
Voice
Philip Karner
Production
O.N.L.S.D
in collaboration with
Land Salzburg, Filmfestspiele San Sebastian
Supported by
(Filmförderprogramm Ikusmira Berriak) Kunstverein Tabakalera
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
1:1,78
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264)
Festivals (Selection)
2017
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
San Sebastian/ Donostia - Festival Internacional De Cine
2018
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental