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Sicixia

From Greek, syzygos, literally yoked together. Any pair, usually of opposites. The nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (eclipse or full moon).

As a sound engineer, Xiao is sent to Coast of Death (Galicia) to record the most representative sounds in Finisterrae, the end of the world for Romans. There he meets Olalla, who collects seaweed in the Atlantic Ocean. As she guides him through an amazing soundscape, their lives will go beyond their control like tides ruled by unknown laws.

Specially recommended to promote gender equality

Film premiere @ Cinéma Majestic-Passy, Paris

Top 5 release (Galicia)

35

Theatrical screenings for high-school students (Galicia)

Year: 2016
Director: Ignacio Vilar
Writer: Ignacio Vilar
Starring: Monti Castiñeiras, Marta Lado, Melania Cruz, Arantxa Villar, Artur Trillo, Dani Trillo, Tamara Canosa
DOP: Diego Romero Suárez-Llanos
Production: Vía Láctea Filmes, TVG
Languages: Galician | Subtitles: Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Basque
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over | Specially recommended to promote gender equality
Drama | Spain | 98 min. | HD | ?? | Colour | Dolby 5.1
Festivals and Awards

50th WorldFest-Houston
Platinum Remi Award. Best foreign feature

XXI Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Toulouse (France) 
Best Actress. Marta Lado

54º Festival Internacional de Cine de Xixón
Official competition

35 Festival Cinéma Alès-Itinérances (France)

Director's Statement

“By intertwining fiction and reality, every frame of Sicixia dives into Coast of Death’s sound and landscape in a catchy kaleidoscopic way.
I am fascinated by the invisible link between contemporary society and Nature. Sicixia allowed me to explore new ways of filming as well as to reflect on universal questions from the perspective of this “end of the world”. During the shooting of Sicixia, cameras dove into the ocean and wandered in a seaweed forest, from which a Leda on neoprene suit emerged to charm the defeated Zeus-shaped swan, who is lost facing the rotting of a decrepit world in which he no longer believes. This film is about a love story without boundaries… All questions lay at labyrinths, at cliffs… Xiao must listen carefully to find the answers to survive.”

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“An amazing ultrasensory journey”
Cinemania

“To fall in love with a mermaid”
La Voz de Galicia

“An original proposal, cinema at its finest”
Nosolocine

“A modern ‘cantiga de amigo'”
Sermos Galiza