By Xacio Baño
Daughter. Sister. Carme lives in a mountain village in Galicia with her sick mother and her father Ramón, with whom she hardly speaks. She works in a bakery and feels the need to escape from this oppressive atmosphere, but circumstances always stop her from breaking free. From trotting. From running.
TROT takes place during the weekend of the celebrated “Rapa das Bestas,” a symbol of the age-old struggle between man and horse. The village prepares for the celebration. Luís, Carme’s older brother, comes home for a few days with his wife María.TROT is the struggle between man and horse, between reason and instinct.
“A sprawling metaphor, a silent scream, an anguished outburst”
“A film of overwhelming beauty” – Cineuropa
“Beautiful and anguished, lyrical and dry at the same time”
“A film debut of infrequent sophistication and conviction” – Otros Cines
Locarno Festival (comp. Cineasti del Presente), San Sebastian IFF (comp. Zabaltegi-Tabakalera)
María Vázquez / Diego Anido / Tamara Canosa / Celso Bugallo / Melania Cruz / Fede Pérez
Director: Xacio Baño / Writer: Xacio Baño and Diego Ameixeiras / Cinematorgrapher: Lucía C. Pan / Editor: Álvaro Gago / Sound: Miguel Seixo / Art Director: María Lolo / Producer: Luisa Romeo / Coproducer: Marija Razgutė / Production Company: Frida Films / Coproduction Company: M-Films
Original Title: TROTE / Shot in 2K / Available for screenings in DCP / Color / Image format: 1.85 / 83 min / Sound format: Dolby E / Original language: Galician with english and spanish subtitles / Frida Films, M-Films / Spain, Lithuania 2018