Abandonado

Pieter Moleveld Short documentary - 1997 - 42 min.

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'Abandonado' is Spanish for abandoned, like the village where this film was shot. Janovas is a small settlement in the Spanish Pyrenees that was deserted in the Franco era by its inhabitants. Pictures of derelict houses, the immense emptiness of the mountain landscape and traces of human habitation are juxtaposed with black-and-white photos taken in about 1900 of village life in Janovas and other places in the area. On the soundtrack we hear 'space sounds' recorded by NASA, giving the pictures an unreal impression.

Credits

Director(s) Pieter Moleveld
Producer(s) Pieter Moleveld
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
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Sound on Set
Production Country
Netherlands