Andalusian Panorama


Rocío Martín Moreno, José Luis García Cossío ‘Selu’ | España | 2020 | 82 min.
O.V. in Spanish

In Cadiz, where ingenuity is a way of life and Carnival its maximum expression, the figure of José Luis García Cossío "El Selu" shines, a pioneer of the modern 'chirigota' who has been exercising sharp and creative humour on the stages of the Gran Teatro Falla for thirty years. In this film, we look at his work through his conversations with some unconditional admirers of his particular art, converts to "chirigotism" such as Jorge Drexler, Martirio, Luis García Montero and Joaquín Sabina, discussing subjects such as humour, satire and its limits, women, the creation of the character, the social transversality of Carnival and the value of the everyday.

Direction: Rocío Martín, Selu García Cossío
Script: Rocío Martín, Selu García Cossío
Cinematography: Juanma Carmona
Editing: Veronica Adame
Sound: Coco Gollonet, Alonso Velasco
Production: Gervasio Iglesias, David González, Rocío Martín
Production Company: Código Sur Producciones

Rocio Martin Moreno

She began working as a location scout and production assistant in the Cinecittà studios (Rome), and as a director's assistant for Diagonal Television. In Seville she worked for La Zanfoña Producciones and Sacromonte Films, working in the area of production and direction, in series such as Brigada de fenómenos (of which she also directed a episode) and in documentaries like the Goya nominated Omega. In addition, he directed his first two documentaries, La Máscara del Carnaval and La Música de los Músicos, within the musical documentary series La cara B for Canal Sur TV. In 2019 he produced and directed El que la lleva la entiende.