(Terra de Vikingos)

Sat 16 May, 3:10pm at Filmhouse

Xurxo Chirro – Galicia, Spain 2011 – 99m

Galician and German with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere


A found-footage compilation taken from VHS tapes that director Xurxo Chirro stumbled across – tapes containing 16 hours of material shot 20 years ago by a Galician working on a ferry crossing from Denmark to Germany – which he then edited into ‘chapters’ inspired by Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’. The result is an elemental journey into the nature of bygone images, and also a chartless navigation into the meaning of creative authorship.