The spots and the SEFF poster in this edition are full of references to the cinema. If the first spot by Paco L. Campano, 'Ellos también', rescued phrases by Ingmar Bergman, Lars Von Trier or Susanne Bier (mutual accusations and reproaches) and the poster by Mariajosé Gallardo shows cinema villains, in a game with the symbolic number 13 in reference to this XIII edition, Campano’s spot brings characters from films who, transformed into giants, invade Seville. The idea of this video recreates a kind of Godzilla, except in Sevillian style, and with Anita Ekberg instead of a gorilla. We see a peaceful, quiet city, with the typical atmosphere of neighbours busy with their ‘paseos’ and their chores, when suddenly the child from The Tin Drum appears, and also ‘Death’ from The Seventh Seal, or Sylvia from La Dolce Vita whispering those words “Marcelo, come here”. We also have Mr. Hulot’s Holiday and Pierrot le Fou, whose character ends up embracing the Torre Pelli. One of the funniest scenes is seeing Curro (Curro from Expo ’92, or course) walking by the river, and another boy taking a selfie with a giant behind him. Portrait of a time in which, if giants visited us, the first thing we would do, instead of fleeing, would be to publish it with our face on some social network. We wait with open arms for this cinema invasion of our city. And it’ll be bigger than ever.
Pierrot le Fou. Jean-Luc Godard (1965)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday. Jacques Tati (1953)
The Seventh Seal. Ingmar Bergman (1956)
The Tin Drum. Volker Schlöndorff (1979)
La dolce vita. Federico Fellini (1960)