When Luis Marino told us about making the short film in 2002, he had something very clear: he wanted to experiment with art in its audiovisual form, and he knew the ingredients: colour, light, Mediterranean, sense of unease, agreement, disagreement, magic, and all this cooked in his homeland, the one he loves, Mazarrón. His intention is to hand down to posterity a work created in this space and time, as a memory of the past and as a collective memory of an admired landscape.
To this project of fantasy, some elements which fitted perfectly were gradually added. Some characters appeared by themselves and during the filming the coincidences between reality and fiction were ‘suspicious’. The story told may have several interpretations, different readings at several levels and not necessarily about the real world, but about the intangible, the oneiric, the supernatural world, leaving an open ending. In Phoenix there is a connection between form and content, getting away from the document to reach pure art, the art of the senses.
Texto: Rafael Hortal
The short film lasts 22 minutes, is filmed in digital format and is kinescoped in Switzerland.
Short presentation of the work done:
The making of the short film: