Length: 70 min
Language: Catalan, German
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Director: Lluís Galter
Producer: David de Montserrat, Sergi Custey
Screenwriter: Lluís Galter
Editor: Lluís Galter
Sound: Raul Fernández, Sergi Custey
Music: Claude Débussy
Perhaps a thriller, perhaps a tale of apprenticeship, perhaps an ironic evocation of a strange summer and its aftermath, Aftersun is a mysterious and unclassifiable film, a proposal that dynamites the conventional language of cinema to enter unknown territories. And best of all, it still provides unlimited pleasure and fun.
With the presence of the director.
His debut, Caracremada, premiered in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival and at San Sebastian, and his second feature, the documentary La substància, was screened at the Visions du Réel and Seville festivals. Trained in Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Galter has combined film directing with television production.
In the summer landscape of l’Empordà in Catalonia, in its holiday ecosystem based on the world of camping, some teenagers live an unforgettable summer with intensity. A strange story told by the locals will explore their imagination and that of the film itself. As if it were a playful narrative labyrinth, the filmmaker Lluís Galter (Carcremada, 2010, La substància, 2016) manipulates and recreates a diversity of styles based on youthful experiences. He explores language and experiments with the clichés of the surreal, fear, the mysterious, the sensual, from an original home-made aesthetic, beautiful, outdated and fascinating.
Miquel M. Freixas