Science fiction, by Noah Paganotto, Argentina, 2022.
In an undetermined location on planet Earth, in an unknown time, Zoilo lives with his family in a wasteland surrounded by ruins. They live uprooted, without mothers, knowing that pregnancy for women is synonymous with death. For them there is only one collective routine; keep the fire alive. Only Zoilo escapes this logic, observing, intrigued, details that others do not see and therefore do not appreciate. Zoilo's personal search for answers will increase the differences with his relatives, increasingly revealing an empty world of interiority.
Avant-garde film that burns slowly in the first part and then reveals in the second the profound conflicts of a family prisoner of archaic beliefs. It is a dystopian and visionary work, with wonderful photography and images of rare power that allow us to grasp the depth of the story and its poetic potential. The faces of the actors, especially the protagonist boy, are perfect. The Sands metaphorically represents the world we live in: an alienated society, where what keeps us alive is demonized and blamed for death. In opposition to the fast pace of the typical mainstream film, The Sands is a meditative journey into the depths of images. The film was shot in natural environments in the city of Necochea, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
SUBTITLES: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese